Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Historical and Theological Foundations of Law 3 Book Set by:John Eidsmoe


About the Book:
The Law! What is it, and where does it get its authority? Because someone with a crown and scepter has commanded it? Because a council has adopted it? Because a judge has upheld it? Or is law "law" because a Higher Authority has ordained it so? The Laws of Nature? And of Nature's God? Do "echoes of Eden" remain, faintly reminding us of an Original Plan? What is the Common Law? When did it begin? Is it relevant or binding today? And what of the Laws of the ancient Hebrews-an irrelevant footnote, or the cornerstone of all true Law?
With unparalleled scope and minute detail, Historical &Theological Foundations of Law studies the legal systems of ancient societies all across the earth, explores their common threads and differences, and traces their development through history, and notes common trends that should cause hope or alarm today. Embark with us on a journey to discover the earliest origins of Law.

Volume I - Ancient Wisdom
Volume II - Classical and Medieval
Volume III - Reformation and Colonial John

My Review:
 The foundation as well as the creation of law existed way beyond the current or even previous generations. This is a known fact, of course. The Bible even has God's laws as its foundation. The author has set about to discover, research, and write about the law as it was in ancient times dating back before recorded history. He takes us through history in chronological form to; if you will, take us back to where it all began.

 His research and well worded commentary is simple, straight forward and to the point. It is completely understandable and it was something very interesting to me. Law isn't just a simple thing to wrap your head around. I see it as very cerebal and can take on a shape all its own.

 The author goes on to explain many things about the different foundations of law. He is very thorough. I think my favorite part of volume one was when the author discusses Hebrew law. I love how the author was able to further explain law and its happenings during Biblical times. Lot and his daughters and when Abraham bargains with God just to name a few.

 Fascinating commentary and forethought that really gets you to discovering more things about the Bible. Therefore gaining in knowledge and just overall, learning more about its foundations.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.