The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America

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THE EXECUTED GOD

The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America
Copyright © 2001 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in criti-
cal articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior
written permission from the publisher. Write: Permissions, Augsburg Fortress, Box 1209,
Minneapolis, MN 55440.

Cover photo: I’m Going Home, photograph of gas chamber in Santa Fe, New Mexico, copy-
right © David Michael Kennedy, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Used by permission.
Cover and interior design: Beth Wright

The poem excerpted on page 23, from Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sundance by Leonard
Peltier, edited by Harvey Arden, copyright © 1999 Crazy Horse Spirit, Inc. and Arden Edito-
rial Services, is reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.

Scripture quotations from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946,
1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches
of Christ in the USA, are used by permission.

The Scripture quotation from The New English Bible, copyright © 1961, 1970 by the Del-
egates of the Oxford University Press and the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, is
reprinted by permission.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Taylor, Mark L. (Mark Lewis), date-
The executed God : the way of the cross in lockdown America / Mark Lewis Taylor,
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8006-3283-4 (alk. paper)
1. Punishment—Religious aspects—Christianity. 2. Imprisonment—Religious
aspects—Christianity. 3. Capital punishment—Religious aspects—Christianity. 4. Criminal
justice, Administration of—United States. 5. Christianity and justice—United States. I.
Title.

HV8687.T38 2001
364.6′0973—dc21

2001018775

The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National
Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials,
ANSI Z329.48–1984.

Manufactured in the U.S.A.               AF1–3283

05 04 03 02 01 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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