Johnston, Bradley. Justice that Heals: The Ten Words and Restorative Justice: Towards a Strategy for Compassionate Absolutes
We will seek to demonstrate that criminal justice theory should be grounded in
the Ten Words God gave as part of His love-law revelation from Mount Sinai (sec.
2). Second, we will argue that modern-day restorative justice theory best executes the
love-law vision of a Gracious God because it views criminal acts comprehensively as
harmful to relationships and needing healing, not merely as abstract lawbreaking (sec.
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