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Shaun de Freitas

Legal Scholarship Program in South Africa

In contemporary South Africa (and Africa) there is a serious need for substantial Christian intellectual capacity in the law, especially taking into consideration that (i) there is a concerted effort to separate metaphysics from the law, and (ii) there is a development of a new “trans-modernist” set of values, being thoroughly postmodernist and skeptical of moral absolutes.

Religion, Legal Scholarship and Christianity

Is Plato the father of philosophy of law? Did the 17th century philosopher, John Locke, bring about the idea of human rights? Were the traditional religions, such as Christianity, truly the cause of wars, and did the religion of secularism truly provide a solution to violence? Must we believe that same-sex-marriages, sodomy and abortion are acceptable because legislation and the courts say so? Should the law be separate from morality? Is the lawyer absolutely bound to the client’s interest and not to the precepts of a higher law? Where does the law come from? From which source do norms receive their validity from?

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