The Costa Concordia, Admiralty, & Karl Barth

The CLR Forum has not posted on the Costa Concordia tragedy—understandably, as its law and religion content is not overt.  Nevertheless, the inevitability of lawsuits arising from the cruise ship’s grounding raises a host of questions related to admiralty and contractual forum selection.  (For example, see this post on Cruise Law News, a site specializing in such issues, and this article from CNN.)

The Costa Concordia grounding’s historical-religious content is similarly relevant.  Printed on  blue cardstock in 1912, a sermon by a young minister and then-budding theological giant named Karl Barth elaborates its significance.

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