Item description for The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice by Joseph G. Allegretti...
Overview Defines the crisis of the legal profession as a spiritual one rather than an ethical one, and urges lawyers to rethink their careers in terms of a vocation in the context of legal practice
Publishers Description A noted law school professor reflects on the spiritual vacuum at the heart of the legal profession and suggests ways of reintegrating that profession with the deepest aspirations of its members.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice by Joseph G. Allegretti has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 11/01/1996 page 460
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1996
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809136511 ISBN13 9780809136513
Availability 0 units.
More About Joseph G. Allegretti
Allegretti has a degree in law from Harvard University and in divinity from Yale. He has taught at Creighton University, at the Albany School of Law and at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.
Joseph G. Allegretti currently resides in the state of New York. Joseph G. Allegretti was born in 1952.
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Breaking Free from the "Lawyer as Hired Gun" Mindset Feb 15, 2008
Allegretti's classic work presents an inspiring and intellectually solid alternative career paradigm for Christians who find themselves practicing law (or lawyers who find themselves seeking to practice Christianity). He faces the tough questions head on: Is it really possible for a faithful Christian to be an effective lawyer? Must Christian lawyers overlook their own moral values and practice law in the same way as everyone else? Is the culturally dominant "lawyer as hired gun" mindset really the only legitimate approach? Readers will be challenged in their assumptions about what it means to be a lawyer, and encouraged in their efforts to integrate faith and legal practice. As an actively practicing Christian attorney and author (The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues), I found The Lawyer's Calling to be a serious, inspiring and thought-provoking book.
A book for all seaons... Dec 13, 2006
The Lawyer's Calling is a thoughtful meditation on the intersection--and the tension--between Christian faith and professional practice. It has value beyond the legal profession--any professional will recognize the tensions Allegretti explores in this brief, readable volume. If you struggle with the connection--or lack of connection--between what you do on Sunday and what you do the rest of the week, this little book will help you. Allegretti is a conversational and very readable writer. Highly recommended.
Good practical analysis Mar 2, 2001
The author offers a succinct, practical and easily understood analysis of how one can be a Christian, ethical lawyer. It is a great resource for Christian law students who may be challenged as to whether to pursue a career in the law.