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A Death Row Inmate Finds Common Ground with Theologians

posted on March 2, 2015

In The New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer profiles Kelly Renee Gissendaner, a death row inmate scheduled to die on Monday, and her study of theology while in prison that included an unlikely friendship with German theologian Jürgen Moltmann. “Professor Moltmann, who has written of his own remorse at having fought in the German Army, offered his own idea of what awaits his friend,” Oppenheimer writes. “’If the State of Georgia has no mercy,’ he said, ‘she has received already the mercy of Heaven.'”

Read at The New York Times