„Law and Order in Crisis. Predigt über Joh 8,2-11“, in: Criterion 24 (1985) 2, 10-12.

Law and order – this phrase, dear sisters and brothers in Christ, may not necessarily have a positive meaning for many of us, Certainly we are aware of the necessity of legal and other systems to provide order in our societies. Yet many of us distrust those who are constantly appealing to law and order, We are afraid of the authoritarians, the agitators, the hard-liners who persecute and oppress in the name of law and order and spread an atmosphere of fear; we are in fact more afraid of them than of the threat of legal insecurity and the decay of order which they conjure up.