The Law! What is it, and where does it get its authority? Because someone with a crown and scepter has commanded it? Because a council has adopted it? Because a judge has upheld it?
Or is law "law" because a Higher Authority has ordained it so? The Laws of Nature? And of Nature’s God? Do "echoes of Eden" remain, faintly reminding us of an Original Plan?
What is the Common Law? When did it begin? Is it relevant or binding today?
And what of the Laws of the ancient Hebrews - an irrelevant footnote, or the cornerstone of all true Law?
With unparalleled scope and minute detail, Historical &Theological Foundations of Law studies the legal systems of ancient societies all across the earth, explores their common threads and differences, and traces their development through history, and notes common trends that should cause hope or alarm today.
Embark with us on a journey to discover the earliest origins of Law.
Volume I - Ancient Wisdom
Volume II - Classical and Medieval
Volume III - Reformation and Colonial
John Eidsmoe is a frequent lecturer and debater at colleges, universities, churches, and civics groups. As a constitutional attorney, he has successfully litigated court cases involving First Amendment religious freedom and has defended home education and Christian schools, championed the right of students and teachers to study the Bible in public schools, debated ACLU attorneys on radio and television, and served on the Ten Commandments Legal Defense Team. He is an ordained pastor in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, and with his family (he and his wife have been married over 30 years, have three children: David, Kirsten and Justin) he lives in rural Pike Road, Alabama. He holds five degrees in law, theology, and political science. These include two doctorates, one in law from the University of Iowa, and one in ministry from the Oral Roberts University. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Lutheran Brethern Seminary and his Master of Arts degree in biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. His Bachelor of Arts degree in political science is from St. Olaf College. He is also a graduate of the Air Command & Staff College and the Air War College. He has taught legal history and church history at law schools
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Format: Book (Hardcover) (1417)
Publisher: American Vision
Date Published: Nov 01, 2012
Dimensions: 6.50 x 9.50 x 4.75 (in)
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