Bracken, Damian






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Bracken, Damian, “Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in Irish law”, Peritia 9 (1995): 167–186.

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“Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in Irish law”
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9
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167–186
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An early legal poem is the centre-piece in the pseudo-historical introduction to the Senchas Már. It is the work of a cleric and is described as a skilful justification of capital punishment in a christian context. The poet uses the complex theology of the Fall and Redemption in a creative way and his work can only be interpreted in the context of Hiberno-Latin and patristic literature. The poem is not symptomatic of christian influence on the Laws in a merely unfocused sense. Rather it is the product of the same ecclesiastical milieux that produced Hiberno-Latin literature itself.
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early Irish law

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fall of man