Craig A. Stern, Crime, Moral Luck and the Sermon on the Mount, 48 Cath. U.L. Rev. 801 (1999).
In this article, Professor Stern answers the puzzling question “Why are criminal attempts punished less severely than completed crimes?” In the process, Professor Stern explains much more, exploring the biblical principle of limited civil authority and the doctrine of God’s sovereignty, arriving at an answer based upon God’s truth.