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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


The Sense of the Ending in La clemenza di Tito

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

La clemenza di Tito, a political allegory, dramatizes clemency as a central tenet of enlightened governance. The events of the plot allow dark tendencies in human nature to ... More


“Father, Forgive Them”: The Place of the Perfect Prayer in the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyzes the dying forgiveness prayer of Stephen and the related prayer of the Lukan Jesus. By reading these prayers aside related bodies of literature including Maccabees and the Sermon ... More


Distinguo

Steven Rendall

in Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The question posed at the beginning of this opening chapter of the Essais is what one should do when at the mercy of an adversary who seeks vengeance. Should one proudly stand one's ground or fall on ... More


Between Deference and Defiance: Courts and Penal Populism in Chinese Capital Cases

Hualing Fu

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the relationship between media, public opinion and death penalty judicial decisions in China. As argued, unlike the experiences of Western democracies, China’s penal populism as ... More


Filling Up the Image

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the nation's reminiscence of Abe Lincoln, which differs from history as it was not based on historical documents but rather on people's memory. The author discusses the many ... More


Bitterness Between the United States and Vietnam, 1975–1980

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Vietnam War ended, Americans wanted to move beyond the domestic and international divisions caused by the war, but their efforts to put the war safely in the past failed. Efforts by the ... More


Aftermath

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the aftermath of the twelve Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT) trials. Section 1 recounts the events that preceded John J. McCloy's appointment as High Commission of Germany in ... More


Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Ian O'Donnell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of what can be learned from the National ... More


Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Daniel Pascoe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198809715
eISBN:
9780191846991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809715.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

All five contemporary practitioners of the death penalty in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam—have performed executions on a ... More


“I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse”: The President and the Slave Trader

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most common complaint by Abraham Lincoln's critics was that he was too easily moved by a personal, emotional appeal, particularly from women. His own attorney general, Edward Bates, was one of ... More


Introduction: Six Paradigmatic Cases

Daniel Pascoe

in Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198809715
eISBN:
9780191846991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809715.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The function of the Introduction is to set up the puzzle that the book will solve: why Thailand grants clemency to so many death row prisoners (95 per cent or more), why Singapore grants clemency to ... More


The Entanglement of Parole and Pardoning in the Progressive Era

Carolyn Strange

in Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The rise of the expert, emphasized in most histories of progressive penology, was marked in New York; however, this chapter draws on parole board hearing records to reveal the enduring personal ... More


I Cannot Allow This Boy to Be Executed: The Essential Role of Mercy, 1910–1949

Seth Kotch

in Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649870
eISBN:
9781469649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains how executive clemency—the state governor’s power to reduce a death penalty to a lesser sentence—helped make capital punishment function in North Carolina. With mandatory death ... More


Interposition: Segregation, Capital Punishment, and the Forging of the Post–New Deal Political Leader

Jonathan Simon

in America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the politics underlying the shifts in the conduct of governors in the exercise of executive clemency in the United States since the 1950s. In particular, it considers how the ... More


Philanthropia, Athens, and Democracy in Diodorus Siculus: The Athenian Debate

John Holton

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

At 13.19–33 of his Bibliotheke historike Diodorus Siculus provides a unique presentation of the fate of Nicias and Demosthenes, Athenian generals captured along with their troops while leading the ... More


Classifying Clemency

Ian O'Donnell

in Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

‘Clemency’ refers to a reduction, by politicians, in the severity of punishments lawfully imposed by judges. It includes reprieve, commutation, remission, pardon, and amnesty. A considerable amount ... More


For and Against Clemency

Ian O'Donnell

in Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Clemency tends to make philosophers of punishment uncomfortable, whatever their predilections. For retributivists it is problematic because it threatens equality of treatment and introduces ... More


From Sovereignty to the State The Tragicomic Clemency of Massinger’s The Bondman

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Philip Massinger’s 1623 play The Bondman appealed to a number of very different audiences, from King Charles I, to republicans resisting Charles II’s return to England, to spectators after the ... More


Caesar’s Wicked Gifts

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows how Julius Caesar fully exploited the socioeconomic climate of late Republican Rome for his political advancement and so helped accelerate the pressures on gift giving and the ... More


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