Issue 2 - March 2020 The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship

The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship

Essay By: David S. Caudill 47 PEPP. L. REV. 419 (2020) One of the obvious influences on Bob Cochran’s scholarship is the Dutch Calvinist tradition, especially as represented in the writings by or about Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920). Even though Cochran was neither Dutch nor a member of a Reformed church, Cochran found inspiration and compelling …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 Celebrating Robert Cochran and the Future of “Embodied” Christian Legal Scholarship

Celebrating Robert Cochran and the Future of “Embodied” Christian Legal Scholarship

Article By: Barbara Armacost 47 PEPP. L. REV. 397 (2020) The occasion for this Article is a festschrift for Professor Robert (“Bob”) Cochran. I celebrate Bob’s significant scholarly contributions to the maturing of Christian Legal Scholarship. He applied a Christian perspective to legal issues, hosted conferences, mentored Christian Legal Scholars, and edited books of essays …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 Bob Cochran on Law and Lawyering: A Catholic Perspective

Bob Cochran on Law and Lawyering: A Catholic Perspective

Essay By: Stephen M. Bainbridge 47 PEPP. L. REV. 371 (2020) This Essay is a contribution to a festschrift honoring Pepperdine law professor Robert Cochran. In addition to his many other professional accomplishments, Professor Cochran is a leading figure in the study of Law and Christianity. One strain of Law and Christianity scholarship focuses on …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 The Communitarian Work and Vision(s) of Robert Cochran (and Thomas Shaffer)

The Communitarian Work and Vision(s) of Robert Cochran (and Thomas Shaffer)

Essay By: Richard W. Garnett 47 PEPP. L. REV. 361 (2020) Professor Robert Cochran’s work and thought were powerfully shaped by those of his friend, mentor, and teacher, the late Professor Thomas Shaffer, a towering figure in the religious lawyering movement. A leading theme in Shaffer’s writing, one that has continued through and been developed …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 Abraham Lincoln and the Cardinal Virtue of Practical Reason

Abraham Lincoln and the Cardinal Virtue of Practical Reason

Essay By: Brett G. Scharffs 47 PEPP. L. REV. 341 (2020) Practical wisdom is an elusive concept. This Article focuses on a case in which Abraham Lincoln, prior to his election as President, participated (or more accurately did not participate) to frame a discussion of what practical wisdom means and how it makes a difference …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 The Practice of Law as Christian Discipleship

The Practice of Law as Christian Discipleship

Essay By: Nathan S. Chapman 47 PEPP. L. REV. 331 (2020) “Can the ordinary practice of law be a religious calling?” In a number of scholarly books and articles, as a teacher, and as a mentor, Robert Cochran has answered this question with a resounding “yes.” This Essay, part of a festschrift published in Bob’s …

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