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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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God and the Secular Legal System


ISBN13: 9781107147317
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99



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This timely book offers a theistic approach to secular legal systems and demonstrates that these systems are neither agnostic nor atheist.

Critical but succinct in its approach, this book focuses on an extensive range of liberal legal approaches to religious and moral issues and subjects them to critical scrutiny from a secular perspective.

Expertly written by a leading scholar, the author offers a rare combination of profundity of ideas and simplicity of expression.

It is a ringing defense of the theistic conception of secular legal systems and an uncompromising attack on the agnostic and atheist conception.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence, General Interest
Contents:
1. God as a metalegal concept
2. Religion as a public limit of the secular legal system
3. Conscience as a private limit of the secular legal system
4. Conclusion.