This three volume, 2nd edition set by John Eidsmoe is truly a remarkable reference collection. Each volume contains two books and they cover the foundations of law from the beginning of ancient civilizations until the legal systems established for our American colonies. Volume I is titled Ancient Wisdom and it contains Book 1, The Foundation and Book 2, The Cornerstone. These two books show how the ancient laws came about and how the ancient Hebrew legal system has influenced the entire world. Volume II, Classical and Medieval, reviews the Greek and Roman legal systems in Book 3, The Structure while Book 4, The Centerpiece, chronicles the birth of the Common Law of the West. The third volume, Reformation and Colonial, contains Book 5, The Pinnacle and Book 6, The Beacon. These two books cover both the Lutheran and Calvinist Reformation and how the Common Law affected the legal system of our American Colonies.
it is very apparent that the author has done extensive research in the writing of these books. It has long been a question as to how The Law was established and by what authority and Eidsmoe has been able to show readers how the Bible has influenced our laws. I truly enjoy history and learning more about our American History, so Volume 3 was especially interesting but anyone interested in law and anyone desiring to deepen their understanding of the Bible will also find these books invaluable.
These three volumes have beautiful covers and they would be a very attractive addition to any library but it is their content that makes this set exceptional. I am thrilled to have them for future reference and I will gladly recommend them to others.
I received a complimentary copy of these books from bookclub.org and Nordskog Publishing.