Our Scholarship

What happens when law and religion collide? Answers can be found in the writings and lectures of CSLR scholars. The increasingly volatile relationship of religious and political communities around the globe, particularly within the past decade, has made it imperative for religion and state to learn to cooperate with each other -- lest they annihilate cherished traditions and cultures worldwide.

JLR Features Prominent Thought Leaders in the Field

The Center is pleased to share the inaugural issue of the Journal of Law and Religion which features articles on happiness by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, among many others. Articles will highlight Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives on happiness.


Recent Publications

What Is an American Muslim? Embracing Faith and Citizenship

As the Muslim population of the United States grows, debates over how Muslims should engage the civil and political life of the U.S. are increasingly common.... more

Hopes for Better Spouses

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its decision on two monumental same-sex marriage cases in the next few weeks, the implications of the Court’s... more

Recent Lectures & Panels

2014 McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship.

Center News

John Witte Jr.

John Witte Jr., award-winning teacher, scholar and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, has been named Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory School of Law.

An internationally recognized legal historian and expert on Christian jurisprudence, marriage and family law, religious liberty and human rights, Witte joined the Emory faculty in 1985 and has directed the Center since 1987.

"The Woodruff professors are more than teachers and scholars of distinction; they serve a broad constituency that transcends individual departments and programs," says Emory Provost Claire Sterk. “As a leading authority on law and religion with an impressive body of scholarship, professor Witte has earned a place among Emory's most distinguished faculty.”

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