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Christianity and Criminal Law

Edited by: Mark Hill QC, Norman Doe, R.H. Helmholz, John Witte Jr.

ISBN13: 9780367495787
Published: February 2022
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2020)
Price: £38.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780367858254

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This collection, by leading legal scholars, judges and practitioners, together with theologians and church historians, presents historical, theological, philosophical and legal perspectives on Christianity and criminal law.

Following a Preface by Lord Judge, formerly Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and an introductory chapter, the book is divided into four thematic sections. Part I addresses the historical contributions of Christianity to criminal law drawing on biblical sources, early church fathers and canonists, as far as the Enlightenment. Part II, titled Christianity and the principles of criminal law, compares crime and sin, examines concepts of mens rea and intention, and considers the virtue of due process within criminal justice. Part III looks at Christianity and criminal offences, considering their Christian origins and continuing relevance for several basic crimes that every legal system prohibits. Finally, in Part IV, the authors consider Christianity and the enforcement of criminal law, looking at defences, punishment and forgiveness.

The book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics working in the areas of Law and Religion, Legal Philosophy and Theology.

Criminal Law
Preface - Lord Judge
Mark Hill QC
Historical Contributions of Christianity to Criminal Law
Criminal Law in the Old Testament: Homicide, the Problem of Mens Rea, and God
Brent A. Strawn
Conflicting Criminal Jurisdictions in Early Christianity
Markus Bockmuehl
Crime and the Canon Law
R. H. Helmholz
Retaliation: Christian Reasons for Punishment: An overview
Mathias Schmoeckel
Christianity and the Liberal Enlightenment Reforms of Criminal Law
Heikki Pihlajamäki 
Christianity and the Principles of Criminal Law
The Nature of Sin and Crime: Spiritual and Civil Jurisdictions Compared
Norman Doe
Christianity, Mens Rea and the Boundaries of Criminal Liability
David McIlroy
Christianity, Human Dignity and Due Process
Peter Collier QC 
Christianity and Criminal Offences
Christianity and Crimes Against the State
Nathan S. Chapman
Christianity and Offences Against the Person
David Etherington QC
Law Like Love Like Language: The Christian Uses of Property Crime
John F. Stinneford
Crimes against God and the Church
Jeroen Temperman
Sex Crimes and Christianity
John Witte, Jr.
Attempts, Complicity, Virtue and the Limits of the Law
Richard W. Garnett
Christianity and the Enforcement of Criminal Law
Defences: Justification, Excuse and Provocation
Chloë Kennedy
Punishment, Forgiveness, and Mercy
Jeffrie Murphy
Christian Virtue and Pardons
Albert W. Alschuler
Parole, Risk Assessment of Offenders and Christianity
Sir John Saunders
Judicial Punishment in Transitional Justice: A Christian Restorative Approach
Daniel Philpott
The Weight of Judgment
Nathan S. Chapman

Series: Law and Religion

Law and the Christian Tradition in Modern Russia ISBN 9780367861315
Published October 2021
Christianity and Criminal Law (eBook) ISBN 9781000071559
Published June 2020
Christianity and Criminal Law ISBN 9780367858254
Published June 2020
Law, Religion and Love: Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other (eBook) ISBN 9781134851225
Published September 2017
Law, Religion and Love: Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other ISBN 9781138684560
Published September 2017
The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals (eBook) ISBN 9781317333524
Published August 2017
The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals ISBN 9781138962699
Published August 2017
Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom ISBN 9781138647152
Published May 2017
Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Contested Role of Law ISBN 9781138243231
Published November 2016
Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Contested Role of Law ISBN 9780415746625
Published November 2014