Daniel L. Dreisbach, CSLR Fellow and professor at The American University, has published Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2016), a study of the American founders' use of the Bible in political discourse and an analysis of the diverse uses of the Bible in political rhetoric.
John Witte, Jr. delivered a lecture on former slave James W.C. Pennington, who was the first African-American to study at Yale.
CSLR Fellow Philip L. Reynolds is the author of, "How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments."
CSLR Senior Fellow Ellen T. Charry argues in God and the Art of Happiness (Wm. B Eerdmans, 2010) that God wants Christians to be happy in the here and now, rather than waiting for the afterlife, as many Christians believe.
A new book by CSLR Senior Fellow Mark D. Jordan explores the language used by Christians regarding homosexuality and the battle for the adolescent soul. Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk About Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2011), a product of the CSLR¿s Child in Law, Religion and Society project, examines the history of language surrounding homosexuality and the target of this language to shape adolescents.
CSLR has established a new series on law and Christianity, edited by internationally known scholar, John Witte, Jr.
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 decision for American Christianity is at the fore of many conversations. Diverging understandings of the purpose of marriage threaten to divide Christians across the globe as groups from both sides look to scripture and tradition to buttress their claims.
World renowned theologian Michael Welker deciphered the meaning of the ¿mercy code¿ in the Hebrew Bible and outlined how human beings, regardless of culture or religion, can appreciate its ¿enormous normative shaping power¿ in the quest for justice and human rights.
The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation to create a new lecture series designed to showcase the world¿s preeminent Christian scholars on law, politics, and society.
While many look to the Bible for guidance on matters of morality, including marriage and divorce, Professor Luke Timothy Johnson says mining the good book for what is ¿permissible¿ may be shortsighted.