Tuesday, September 12, 2006
One of the things I like to do in my spare time is look at Professor Douglas Linder's website at UMKC, Famous Trials. He provides a lot of background on several significant trials over the years, such as the Scopes Monkey Trial, the Johnson Impeachment Trial, the Lizzie Borden trial, Salem Witch trial... for Canadians, he's covered the Louis Riel trial, and for Canadians, he's gotten the Chamberlain "Dingo" trial ("The Dingo ate my baby!"). One that I read a couple days ago was the trial of Jesus. It's a very interesting look into the background of the trial itself - I highly recommend reading it, if you ever get the chance. I don't suggest that you believe what he's compiled, indeed, that's all up to you. However, it provides a new perspective on what is arguably the most important trial to western civilization.