Book review - The Fall of the Priests and the Rise of the Lawyers by Philip R Wood
Vol. 1 - Iss. 1 pp. 62–62
The Fall of the Priests and the Rise of the Lawyers offers an extraordinary exploration of the reasons why law has replaced religion as society's moral foundation. From the historical developments of law and religion to the similarities drawn between both, Philip Wood provides an explanation for the decline of religion, the huge growth of law after c.1830, the secularisation of government and the rise of lawyers.