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CSLR fellows edit book on agape and the law
By CSLR | Emory Law | Jul 10, 2017 12:07:00 AM

CSLR Fellows Robert E. Cochran, Jr., Louis D. Brandeis Professor and Director, Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, Pepperdine University, and Zachary R. Calo, Founding Full Professor, Hamad bin Khalifa University College of Law and Public Policy, have edited the book, Agape, Justice, and Law, published by Cambridge University Press as part of the Law and Christianity series, edited by John Witte, Jr. In the book, scholars from a variety of disciplines answer the question posed by philosopher Jeffrie Murphy: "What would law be like if we organized around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?" Essays investigate the relationship between agape and law in Scripture, theology, and jurisprudence, and apply these insights to contemporary debates in criminal law, tort law, elder law, immigration law, corprorate law, intellectual property, and international relations.