The Law of Freedom

Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law

By Daniel L. Rentfro, Jr.

Foreword by Eric Stoddart

The Law of Freedom

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  • ISBN: 9781532651007
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
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The Law of Freedom

Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law

By Daniel L. Rentfro, Jr.

Foreword by Eric Stoddart

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  • ISBN: 9781532651007
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
  • Retail Price: $24.00
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About-

The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law examines the legal and theological roots of the concept of equity, and the implications that the diminishment of equity as a legal concept has for the moral dilemmas faced by the practicing lawyer. Meditating on the book of Micah, the book argues that the Christian duty asks for both strict justice and gracious mercy, with the prophet’s third value—humility—essential for both the individual lawyer and the legal system as a whole to balance strict justice and mercy.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Daniel Rentfro’s book, The Law of Freedom, is a valuable contribution to the renaissance of new literature revisiting the intersection between law and religion. Building upon the tradition of Thomas Aquinas and Thomas Hooker, Rentfro focuses on how equity jurisprudence functions theologically as an expression of Pauline Christian freedom. This book is a must-read for the growing number of lawyers interested in the relationship between God, ethics, and law.”

—William J. Chriss, legal historian, ethicist, and author of The Noble Lawyer



“Rentfro lifts up an often overlooked legal and theological concept, dusts it off, and makes it accessible and timely. The book invites readers to consider the interplay of justice, mercy, and the common good through legal, religious, and philosophical lenses. The author makes his case persuasively that the neglect of equity harms not only the practicing attorney, but society as a whole.”

—David Reed, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

Contributors-

Daniel L. Rentfro, Jr.
Eric Stoddart

Bio(s)-

Daniel L. Rentfro Jr. is a practicing lawyer in South Texas. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas and a Master of Letters in Divinity degree from the University of St Andrews, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow and the managing editor of the Bible and Contemporary World online journal. He writes about justice and mercy at lawandequityblog.wordpress.com.

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