Addenda

9 Aug

The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

Category: Sound Thinking
By: Amy L. Graeser
Published: 08/09/06

In a recent article in Books and Culture, David A. Skeel, Jr., reviews The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature. Several of the contributors to the anthology, along with one of its editors, John Witte, have been—or will be—published on the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal. The guests have written about Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox views on law and include Paul Valliere, Russell Hittinger, Vigen Guroian, Mark Noll, and George Hunsinger.

Skeel, in his "What's Law Got to Do with It? Recovering a lost heritage," notes that this anthology is one sign of Christians re-engaging legal scholarship, specifically, and public life, generally. He writes, "From the early 20th century until the 1940s, evangelical Christians disengaged from American public life. Law schools were hostile territory, generally to be avoided." He notes why the time is ripe for the sort of scholarship found in The Teachings of Modern Christianity. "What's Law Got to Do with It?" is available on-line. [Posted August 2006, ALG]