RICHARD HIERS has written an article, “Ancient, Yet Strangely Modern Laws: Biblical Contract and Tort Jurisprudence,” that is to be published this fall in the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review. The article is a revised version of a chapter in his book Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law (Continuum, 2009). It compares biblical contract and tort laws with modern legal counterparts, finds many similarities, and demonstrates that such biblical laws are not so archaic as is usually assumed. Also, Richard has just completed a term of several years as chair of the Advisory Committee for the Journal of Law and Religion.
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