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The Rule of Law, Not the Law of Rules: A Gospel Perspective

I. The Rule of Law versus the Law of Rules Oliver Wendell Holmes observed that, “The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” That pithy sentence in his 1881 classic, The Common Law, clarified the reasoning process employed by the better judges in the legal world.1 They do not simply […]

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About Gerald J. Bednar

Father Gerald J. Bednar is professor of systematic theology at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a frequent contributor to Emmanuel.