Meeting of the Minds, Part II: A Dark and Angry God Arises

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In 1988, Professor Heald found a lost manuscript of Steve Allen's groundbreaking television show, "A Meeting of the Minds." In that episode, published in 6 J. of Law & Rel. 279, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Kelman, Blaise Pascal, and Richard Posner discussed the nature of law. While completing renovation of a house, possibly visited by Allen, Heald recently found another manuscript jammed on top of an old water tank. The present episode reveals a lively discussion of Columbine, the death penalty, and the nature of retribution between Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.-65 A.D.), C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), Jerry Falwell, and Milner Ball.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-865
JournalUniversity of Georgia Law Review
StatePublished - 2007


  • Law and literature
  • Religion
  • Capital punishment
  • Seneca
  • Milner Ball
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Columbine
  • Retribution


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