Bob Cochran delivers Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture

January 16, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Last Wednesday, January 11, Professor Bob Cochran delivered the Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture in Pepperdine’s Stauffer Chapel. Professor Cochran’s topic was “Agape, Justice, and Law: Should Christian Love Shape Law?” His lecture is based on his forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press.

Via Pepperdine University News:

Following an election year that was marked more by hostility than by respect, Cochran will explore politics through a spiritual lens. He will argue that Jesus would judge law and politics—as well as our personal lives—by the standard of Christian love.

Cochran is cofounder of Pepperdine University’s Union Rescue Mission Legal Aid Clinic, Nootbaar Institute, Global Justice Program, and the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute. In recent years he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand with the Global Justice Program, assisting human rights groups, supervising students, consulting with governments on religious freedom issues, and speaking on Christianity and law.

He is the author of 10 books and more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters. His books include Agape, Justice, and Law: Should Christian Love Shape Law?, Law and the Bible, and Lawyers, Clients, and Moral Responsibility.

Since 1981, this lecture series has brought to the Pepperdine campus some of the most noted Christian scholars, including Carl Henry, Os Guinness, J.I. Packer, Dallas Willard, and N.T. Wright.

More on Professor Cochran’s presentation may be found at:

Agape, Justice, and Law: Should Christian Law Shape Law? may be found at:

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