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Law and Love in Eden

Neoh, Joshua


What founds a community – law or love? There are at least two metanarratives that could be told to answer the question of what binds a political community: one is the metanarrative of law and the other is the metanarrative of love. The metanarrative of law tells a Hobbesian story, in which law is necessary for love. On the other hand, the metanarrative of love tells an Edenic story, in which law destroys love. Our political community is founded on both the need for law and the desire for love...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Law, Religion and Love Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other
DOI: 10.4324/9781315543734-3


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