The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment by C.S. Lewis

This article was published by the British scholar C.S. Lewis, and it is included in his collection of essays titled God in the Dock. In England we have lately had a controversy about Capital Punishment. I do not know whether a murderer is more likely to repent and make good on the gallows a few…

The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment, by C.S.Lewis

The Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, was recently sentenced to 21 years in prison for murdering 77 people in cold blood. The Christian Mind shared an article by John Piper on the incident, in which he made reference to an essay written by C.S.Lewis way back in 1949 – The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment. I present…