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Christianity and Law: An Introduction

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Edited by: John Witte, Frank S. Alexander

ISBN13: 9780521697491
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99

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What impact has Christianity had on the law from its beginnings to the present day? This introduction explores the main legal teachings of Western Christianity, set out in the texts and traditions of scripture and theology, philosophy and jurisprudence.

It takes up the weightier matters of the law that Christianity has profoundly shaped – justice and mercy, rule and equity, discipline and love - as well as more technical topics of canon law, natural law, and state law. Some of these legal creations were wholly original to Christianity. Others were converted from Jewish and classical traditions.

Still others were reformed by Renaissance humanists and Enlightenment philosophers. But whether original or reformed, these Christian teachings on law, politics and society have made and can continue to make fundamental contributions to modern law in the West and beyond.

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John Witte, Jr.
1. Law and religion in Judaism
David Novak
2. Law in early Christianity Luke
Timothy Johnson
3. Western canon law
R. H. Helmholz
4. Natural law and natural rights
Brian Tierney
5. Conscientious objection, civil disobedience, and resistance
Kent Greenawalt
6. The Christian sources of general contract law
Harold J. Berman
7. Proof, procedure, and evidence
Mathias Schmoeckel
8. Family law and Christian jurisprudence
Don S. Browning
9. Poverty, charity and social welfare
Brian S. Pullan
10. Property and Christian theology
Frank S. Alexander
11. Christian love and criminal punishment
Jeffrie G. Murphy
12. Christianity and human rights
Michael J. Perry,
13. Religious liberty
David Little
14. Modern church law
Norman Doe
15. Religious organizations and the state: the laws of ecclesiastical polity and the cvil courts
William Bassett
16. Christianity and the large scale corporation
David A. Skeel, Jr.