Law professors Thomas E. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd asked some of their legal colleagues to respond to this provocative question: "Can a good Christian be a good lawyer?" Here are twenty-one highly personal narratives that answer the question of how each writer tries, sometimes but not always successfully, to be both a good Christian and a good lawyer. How does a lawyer called to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ reconcile his or her faith with the secular calling to the legal profession? The editors did not set out to provide some kind of final resolution or unified consensus. Instead, they have compiled a remarkable collection of reflections by lawyers, judges, and academics who represent many different branches of Christianity.
The reader is likely to find many role models to emulate and the inspiration to continue to fight the good fight in these accounts grounded in legal and Christian thought. Reading about these real-life ethical dilemmas, conflicting loyalties, and personal difficulties offers the reassurance that others have shared their ongoing struggle to rhyme their career with their faith.
|Publisher:||University of Notre Dame Press|
|Series:||Notre Dame Studies in Law and Contemporary Issues Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Timothy Floyd is the Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and Director of Experiential Education at Mercer University School of Law. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee, Equal Justice Works, and the Supreme Court of Georgia Equal Justice Commission, Civil Justice Committee. He is co-author of The Lawyer as a Professional (1991).