Pepperdine University School of Law will present the forum “The Bible and the Law” on February 11 to 12 in Malibu, California. The forum will serve as a working conference for the authors of upcoming book, The Bible and the Civil Law, which will be co-edited by Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law.
The Bible and the Civil Law will examine how Christians have historically looked at what scripture teaches about positive law, providing a fresh look at what scripture teaches today. The book will convey what particular sections of scripture tell readers about law, in the context of what the scripture generally conveys about man-made law.
Cochran is the Louis D. Brandeis professor of law and the founder and director of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. He is the author or editor of eight books and over 40 articles and book chapters, and he teaches Torts, Legal Ethics, Religion and Law, and Family Law.
The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics was created to explore the nexus between these three disciplines, with particular emphasis on the intersection of faith and law. While affirming Pepperdine University's Christian identity, the institute draws from the largest possible pool of religious voices, seeking dialogue and common ground with other faith traditions. The institute encourages the examination of law as a theological vocation from the broad range of Christian, Jewish, and other religious perspectives represented in the law school's students, staff, and faculty.
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