Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fr. Z on By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

The esteemed Fr. John Zuhlsdorf kindly calls his readers’ attention to By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, my new book co-written with Joseph Bessette.  Fr. Z writes:

Anything written by Edward Feser is reliable and worth time… This is a good book for the strong reader, student of Catholic moral and social teaching, seminarians and clerics.


  1. Typo alert:

    Professor, I just notice that you have the first Vatican Council lasting 101 years: On page 97 at the beginning of chapter 2, you have

    The First Vatican Council (1869-1970) teaches:

    Why, that's even longer than the Council of Basel! :-)

  2. Speaking of typos, the Unmoved Mover part of one of the earlier chapters in The Last Superstition has a sentence that seems to need tente word "through" instead of "though" (I'm reading it on e-book so I can't find the page number). But Dr Feser can find it easily by word-search on the manuscript he has on a computer somewhere:
    "Similarly, should you see (though a hole in a fence say) a paint brush coating the fence with paint, and ask what is causing you to do so, the answer 'the brush handle' will not explain anything, since a brush handle has no independent power of movement."