Atticus Finch - Christian?

12 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011

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Lance McMillian

John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

Date Written: 2010


This essay is the third-part of A Dialogue Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of to Kill a Mockingbird's Publication between Professors Lance McMillian and Judy Cornett, featured in the Tennessee Law Review. In this piece, Professor McMillian answers three questions posed to him by Professor Cornett: (1) Is Atticus Finch really a Christian in any meaningful sense?, (2) Is Atticus Finch's Christian faith the “but for” impetus behind his actions?, and (3) Should Atticus Finch be judged a hero at all under today's standards?

Suggested Citation

McMillian, Lance, Atticus Finch - Christian? (2010). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2010. Available at SSRN:

Lance McMillian (Contact Author)

John Marshall Law School, Atlanta ( email )

1422 W. Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

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