February 18, 2009
Faith & Law: How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law (2008, NYU Press) is an engaging and enlightening group of scholarly essays on faith and law, each given context by editor Robert F. Cochran Jr.'s illuminating and insightful commentary. As Professor Cochran explains in his introduction, many law schools seem to have forgotten (or have chosen to ignore) the immensely important role of religion in the development and practice of law. This book helps us, as lawyers, to break free from our overwhelmingly courthouse-centric view of the law and rediscover the unique perspectives on the law offered from our houses of worship. I would highly recommend "Faith & Law" to lawyers, law students, judges and legal scholars.