Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Professor Jeffrie Murphy (author of -- among other things -- the provocative and important book, "Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits") has a new essay out, in the Syracuse Law Review, called "Law Like Love." Unfortunately, I do not have a link (yet), but the citation is 55 Syracuse L. Rev. 15 (2004). I encourage readers to track down the essay; it's a great read. The paper explores the questions whether, when, and why agape permits punishment. It concludes with this from Ezekiel: "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked should turn from his way and live."
Here is a link, by the way, to W.H. Auden's "Law Like Love."