Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Law Like Love

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."



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