February 28, 2011

Atticus Finch as a Christian Lawyer

Lance McMillian, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, has published Atticus Finch - Christian? in volume 77 of the Tennessee Law Review (2010). Here is the abstract.

This essay is the third-part of A Dialogue Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of to Kill a Mockingbird's Publication between Professors Lance McMillian and Judy Cornett, featured in the Tennessee Law Review. In this piece, Professor McMillian answers three questions posed to him by Professor Cornett: (1) Is Atticus Finch really a Christian in any meaningful sense?, (2) Is Atticus Finch's Christian faith the “but for” impetus behind his actions?, and (3) Should Atticus Finch be judged a hero at all under today's standards?
Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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