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What is at the heart of a child's best interest?

By Dana Goldman | Emory Report | March 5, 2012

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In this Emory Report Book|Report podcast, theology professor Timothy P. Jackson explores a child's right to be loved.

Emory Professor of Christian Ethics Timothy P. Jackson is a believer in qualities like justice and autonomy when considering the best interests of a child. But where, he wonders, does love come in?

In his new edited volume, "The Best Love of the Child: Being Loved and Being Taught to Love as the First Human Right" (Eerdmans, 2011), Jackson joins 19 contributors to explore love as a human right. From fields ranging from philosophy to history to law, they come together to explore different aspects of children's best interests – and best love. 

Listen to Timothy P. Jackson talk about the concept of "the best love of the child," and read an excerpt from the new book:

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