Dow is a law professor and founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network. He has represented more than 100 death row inmates in their appeals at both the state and federal levels—and mostly lost in court. He became particularly attached to Eddie Waterman, whose story he tells here. Waterman was convicted of killing an 84-year-old woman.
In what started out as a doctoral dissertation, Volpe explores the implications of George Lindbeck’s work on language, skills and doctrine for the task of Christian formation. Christian formation in her terms involves orienting ourselves toward God and resisting sin. Believing that Christian identity is rooted in the past, she draws heavily upon Gregory of Nyssa.