Professor Garry proves himself to be a valued counselor well beyond the legal profession. He has used an attorney's keen logical and rhetorical skills to demolish one of the most widely accepted premises of modern life: the assumption that skepticism and doubt are intellectually and morally superior to faith in God. Indeed, his thoughtful argument for faith over doubt is valuable to anyone who has questioned their faith in God, or more frequently today, has had that faith questioned as the source of small-mindedness, bigotry, and violence. In other words, this brief for faith is rather a unique and splendid sort of work which everyone who is struggling with doubts about their faith needs to read.
About the author:
Patrick M. Garry has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Constitutional History from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Dakota School of Law, Professor Garry was a research scholar at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center and a visiting scholar at Columbia University Law School. He also served as a legal advisor to the Silha Center for Media Law and Ethics at the University of Minnesota. In addition to being a professor of law, Garry is Director of both the Hagemann Center for Legal & Public Policy Research and the Hagemann Center Press. He also serves as a Legal Studies Expert for the American Action Forum.
Title: A Faith Brief
Subtitle: A Lawyer’s Argument for Why Faith Prevails Over Doubt
Author: Patrick M. Garry
Pages: 92 pages, perfect bound
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Publication date: March 1, 2012