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Called by stories : biblical sagas and their challenge for law

Author: Milner S Ball
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
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Examines sagas and tales from the Bible for the light they shed on the practice of law and on the meaning of a life lived in the legal profession. This book shows that the dilemmas and decisions that  Read more...

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Ball, Milner S.
Called by stories.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606340902
Online version:
Ball, Milner S.
Called by stories.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)609334434
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milner S Ball
ISBN: 0822325241 9780822325246 0822325012 9780822325017
OCLC Number: 43063130
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Moses --
Law and the "mouth" for God --
Intercession --
Counsel for the situation --
The word in Moses' situation --
The risks --
The promise of succession --
The promise of justice --
Psalm 114 --
II. The encompassing women --
The midwives --
Socratic midwifery that isn't --
Socratic midwifery that is --
Are you the lawyers? --
Miriam --
Rachel --
Jeremiah's Rachel poem --
Law and tears --
The womb of God and tears --
III. The gospel according to John --
The Jerusalem trial --
The gospel trial: A divine lawsuit --
A reversal and appeal --
The power of the Word: Two women --
The power of the Word: Moses and the Spirit --
The power of the Word: disbelief --
John's freedom from and for law --
Lawyers' independence.
Responsibility: Milner S. Ball.

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