The Genesis of Justice: Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice that Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Morality and Lawby Alan M. Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz is one of America's most famous litigation experts. In the Genesis of Justice he examines the Genesis narratives to bring to the reader an insight into the creation of the ten commandments and much of what is now law.
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Surprising: Dershowitz and the Bible. Amusing: how a clever trial lawyer can argue three sides of every case. Interesting: He finds injustice as a source of justice. Fascinating: "God's" concept of Justice evolves along with mankind's lines up with Carl Jung's thesis as well (although not referenced in book). Rewarding: It leaves you stimulated and thinking, "Where does Justice come from?"
Give yourself a weekend to read this book. It will open your eyes a great deal to how much the Judeo-Christian tradition has affected modern law. Prof. Derhsowitz is a brilliant man, and I would read anything by him!
From a brilliant analytical thinker comes this insightful and creative look into Genesis. This book will help get those wheels turnin'.
A terrific thought provoking, conversation starting book even if you have never studied, or read the bible. Great book to read and discuss in book club or as a family.
Alan Dershowitz isn't suddenly on a religious kick in this book, nor is he knocking religion. He is tracking the historic roots of our modern justice system and does it well. This is not a book for those seeking confirmation of their beliefs or a refutation of the beliefs of others. In the same sense, Genesis is a story of anarchistic society. It was the anarchism that forced the constitutional principles of the Ten Commandments to be written. It was the abuse of organized societies that led to the American and French revolutions. What you see in Dershowitz's book is a depiction of the first abuses, the first anarchy and the first attempt at a democratic constitution.
1. Read the book of Genesis 2. Talk with your rabbi or minister 3. Skip this book