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THEOLOGICAL HUMILITY IN THE WORLD OF LAW

  • Ellen Ott Marshall (a1)
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“Legal theology” must mean more than theological reflection on legal topics just as “feminist theology” means more than theological reflection on “women's issues.” This is no simple application procedure, but a dynamic interaction between two fields of play, each with an internal variety of methods, considerations, and arguments. Amidst the varieties of Christian theology, Christian feminist theology has distinct methodological features that reflect experiences of subjugation and political commitments to equality and mutuality. Similarly, Christian legal theology—should it in fact develop—cannot claim to represent all Christian reflection as though Christian theology is monolithic and neutrally applied to a stagnant list of legal topics. Rather, Christian legal theology would reflect a distinctive way of doing theology in light of experiences, commitments, and practices within the “world of law.” Given the variety internal to Christian theology and the world of law, the configurations for Christian legal theology are indeed myriad.

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Rafael Domingo , “Theology and Jurisprudence: A Good Partnership?” All essays are found in Journal of Law and Religion 32, no. 1 (2017)

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Journal of Law and Religion
  • ISSN: 0748-0814
  • EISSN: 2163-3088
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