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PROTESTANT LEGAL THEORY? APOLOGY AND OBJECTIONS

  • Jeffrey B. Hammond (a1)
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The academic interdisciplinary study of law and religion is in a unique place, brimming with hope and promise. This constellation of scholars, conferences, journals, academic centers, books and book series, and public interest law firms has matured considerably since the “path-breaking” commencement of the movement, the publication of Harold Berman's 1974 short book, The Interaction of Law and Religion. No longer can the study of law and religion be solely identified with the study of the First Amendment's religion clauses. Scholars have explored topics both large scale and fine grain in history, church law, the intersection of religious ethics and law, religion and international human rights law, and in other subareas of the field.

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John Witte Jr. and Christopher J. Manzer , introduction to Harold J. Berman, Law and Language: Effective Symbols of Community, ed. John Witte Jr. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Harold J. Berman , “Toward an Integrative Jurisprudence: Politics, Morality, History,California Law Review 76, no. 4 (1988): 779801

Ellen Ott Marshall , “Theological Humility in the World of Law,Journal of Law and Religion 32, no. 1 (2017)

Norman Doe 's essay, “The Category ‘Legal Theology’ and the Study of Christian Laws,Journal of Law and Religion 32, no. 1 (2017)

William S. Brewbaker III's thought-provoking essay, “Creaturely Law,Journal of Law and Religion 32, no. 1 (2017)

Timothy P. Jackson 's essay, “Theology and Law Divorced and Reconciled: Thomas, Luther, Rawls, and Us,Journal of Law and Religion 32, no. 1 (2017)

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Journal of Law and Religion
  • ISSN: 0748-0814
  • EISSN: 2163-3088
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-law-and-religion
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