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THEOLOGY AND LAW DIVORCED AND RECONCILED: AQUINAS, LUTHER, RAWLS, AND US

  • Timothy P. Jackson (a1)
Abstract

      What is divinity if it can come
      Only in silent shadows and in dreams?
    —Wallace Stevens
Let me tell an absurdly brief story about part of the history of theology and law. In this story, I take Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Rawls, and us as signposts. The tale is overly simple, but it can help situate and challenge us. We are at the end of the long decline into legal positivism; a new era of “political agape” beckons.

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John Witte Jr., Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

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

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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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