This is a brief review of a tremendous new book by Professor Augusto Zimmerman, Christian Foundations of the Common Law: Australia, (Connor Court Publishing, 2018), which is the third volume in the series on the Christian foundations of the common law, and no doubt, the one volume potentially of most interest to readers, for obvious reasons. Professor Moens in his introduction to this book says that Australian society has become secularised, and that there is a danger of legal students, and the public, losing the historical sense of the close connection between Christianity and the evolution of the common law in Australia. This volume serves to remind us all of the glory of the past, and the potentials (and threats) for the future, if only we can “maintain the faith.” Perhaps the allusion here is to Paul’s great saying:
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing”: 2 Timothy 4:7-8.