BEYOND THE LAW by James A. Pike


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Before he became an Episcopal priest, the Rt. Rev. James A. Pike, now Bishop of California, was a lawyer, and is still a member of the California bar. No one is better qualified to speak and write of the religious and ethical meaning of the lawyer's vocation. This book comprises the Rosenthal Lectures for 1962 which he gave before the Northwestern University Law School. In style and content they make lively reading, completely devoid of the obscurity of legal jargon or ecclesiastical obfuscation. The problems of decision and behavior which confront every lawyer all seem to be the problems the human race is heir to, even though the ethics of the law may seem to pose some rarefied situations. Still, the client is a person, and the lawyer has need to be a pastor as well as legal counselor, with a heart and human concern as well as analytical skill. There is scarcely any phase of the lawyer's professional and personal life which Bishop Pike does not touch upon, and one rather imagines that this book will be made readily available to young law students as they prepare for this

Publisher: Doubleday