Analysis of Lisa Barnes Lampman's 'God and the Victim: Theological Reflections on Evil, Victimization, Justice, and Forgiveness'
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Lisa Barnes Lampman's book "God And The Victim: Theological Reflections On Evil, Victimization, Justice, And Forgiveness" discusses the concept of crime and how it can be seen from a spiritual perspective. The writer is concerned about having people adopt a theological attitude in trying to understand crime and what triggers it. Victimization is also a principal concept in the book, as the writer relates to it in regard to crime and apparently wants to emphasize the fact that it is common for some people to consider themselves vulnerable to crime. The writer basically wants her readers to acknowledge that crime can have damaging consequences for society as a whole.
Barnes Lampman's principal reason in writing this book was to raise public awareness regarding the importance of preventing crime. Through using theology in writing this book she wants to have Christians understand that it is up to them to assist individuals who were victims of crimes and that they should consider themselves saviors rather than potential victims. Simply considering oneself vulnerable to crime is likely to influence the respective individual in losing focus in some of the most important matters in life. People need to be able to act when the situation arises, as many potential victims depend on them. Christians have the power to help others and they need to create a relationship with individuals who were abused with the purpose of helping society as a whole.
In spite of the fact that society has