New book by MLitt alumnus

Cover of The Law of FreedomDaniel Rentfro jr (MLitt, 2016) has published The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law. 

Daniel examines the legal and theological roots of the concept of equity, and the implications that the diminishment of equity as a legal concept has for the moral dilemmas faced by the practicing lawyer. Meditating on the book of Micah, the book argues that the Christian duty asks for both strict justice and gracious mercy, with the prophet’s third value—humility—essential for both the individual lawyer and the legal system as a whole to balance strict justice and mercy.

Daniel Rentfro jr is a practicing lawyer in South Texas and, in his role as an honorary research assistant in the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, he is the managing Editor of our online journal, Bible and the Contemporary World.

We congratulate Daniel on developing his MLitt dissertation into this monograph. Eric Stoddart, programme director, has written a foreword to the book. You can read his foreword and other extracts of the book online via the ‘look inside’ option on the publisher’s website.