Religion: Christianity & Law

Must Christian lawyers compromise their religious principles? Do they have special problems of conscience? To discuss such questions, 226 lawyers, judges, law students, theologians and seminarians met at the University of Chicago last week for U.S. Protestantism's first major conference on Christianity and the law.

Sparkplug and chairman of the four-day conference was young Manhattan Lawyer F. William Stringfellow, 30, a graduate of Harvard Law School ('56), who, after visiting 30 law schools during the past year, became convinced that faculty members are disturbed by the excessive pragmatism of U.S. legal education.

"The conviction is growing," he says, "that the law should not...

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