Law and the Bible

Law and the Bible

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The Bible is full of law. Yet too often, Christians either pick and choose verses out of context to bolster existing positions, or assume that any moral judgment the Bible expresses should become the law of the land. Law and the Bible asks: What inspired light does the Bible shed on Christiansa€™ participation in contemporary legal systems? It concludes that more often than not the Bible overturns our faulty assumptions and skewed commitments rather than bolsters them. In the process, God gives us greater insight into what all of life, including law, should be. Each chapter is cowritten by a legal professional and a theologian, and focuses on a key aspect of the biblical witness concerning civil or positive law--that is, law that human societies create to order their communities, implementing and enforcing it through civil government. A foundational text for legal professionals, law and prelaw students, and all who want to think in a faithfully Christian way about law and their relationship to it.The vast majority (approximately 85 percent) of payday borrowers take out loans to cover emergency expenses.58 ... This might not sound like much, but if calculated as an annual percentage rate (APR) the average payday loan commands well over 400 percent in interest! ... All monetary references are in US dollars.

Title:Law and the Bible
Author:Robert F. Cochran, David VanDrunen
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2013-09-01


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