Publisher description for Spirituality and the ethics of torture / Derek S. Jeffreys.

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This book shows how torture spiritually assaults the person. The “war on terror” has sparked great debate about torture. What exactly is torture? Should we torture suspected terrorists if they have information about future violent acts? Defining torture carefully, the book defends the idea that all people are valuable, and rejects moral defenses of torture. It focuses particularly on practices like sensory deprivation, which perniciously attack the human psyche. It also calls for an absolute ban on all torture, and urges Americans to repent for the torture the U.S. committed in the “war on terror.”

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Torture -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Torture -- Religious aspects.