New Eidsmoe Book: Historical and Theological Foundations of Law
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Thomas Jefferson was looking back upon history when he said, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground,” but he might as well have been looking forward to modern America. So-called progressives assure us that a more perfect Union is brought about by greater, ever-expanding government, while leading us to deeper enthrallment and dependency. The Founders knew better, however, insisting that the federal government be one of only limited, delegated power, with the remainder to reside in the states and the people. The “natural progress” of declining liberty would be bound down by the chains of the Constitution.
This regressive “progress” of usurping government power was obvious to students of world history like Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues. But what of the modern statesman, judge, or citizen? Well, he would do well to learn from the magnificent new work by the Foundation for Moral Law’s own Col. John Eidsmoe, Historical and Theological Foundations of Law (http://www NULL.americanvision NULL.com/htfl), just released by American Vision and Tolle Lege Press.
This three-volume set–we’ll call it HTFL–covers an astounding breadth of ancient societies–from ancient Egypt and Babylon until the U.S. Constitution’s ratification–and walks the reader through the common threads and differences woven through all. Seeking to answer the question, “What is Law?” Col. Eidsmoe masterfully demonstrates how religion and theology have been not simply one influence on law throughout world history, but the driving force and direction in each era and in each corner of the globe.
For the unthinking secularist who loves to parrot that “God and religion have nothing to do with law,” we recommend Col. Eidsmoe’s new book set. And for the sincere citizen who wants to understand better what role the law of God plays in limiting or reversing the “natural progress” of man’s law toward authoritarianism, HTFL is the perfect place. Know any aspiring or current lawyers? Follow this link and get them all a great Christmas gift in Historical and Theological Foundations of Law (http://www NULL.americanvision NULL.com/htfl).