Law and Christianity
Law and Christianity Book Series
Edited by John Witte, Jr., the Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity series publishes cutting-edge work on Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian contributions to public, private, penal, and procedural law and legal theory. The series has more than 15 titles in print or under contract as well as two anthologies in the works: Introductions to Law and Christianity and Great Jurists in World History.
Christian Legal Studies Project
This project has produced more than 40 publications and two major international conferences. Projects completed as part of Christian Legal Studies include Christianity and Democracy in Global Context; Christian Foundations of Religious Liberties and Rule of Law; the Integrative Jurisprudence of Harold J. Berman; Law, Religion and the Protestant Tradition; Christian Jurisprudence I; and the Western Legal Tradition.
Christian Jurisprudence II ProjectThe Christian Jurisprudence II Project represents a comprehensive analysis of the contributions of modern Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox figures to fundamental questions of law, politics, and society. This project was funded by the McDonald Agape Foundation and was directed by John Witte, Jr. It produced more than 35 books by leading scholars including Robert M. Franklin, Richard W. Garnett, and Timothy P. Jackson.
Law and Christianity news
Witte issues report on Law and Christianity SeriesJohn Witte, Jr. has released a publishing report on his Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity Series, which aims to promote deep Christian reflection by leading scholars on the fundamentals of law and politics; to build further ecumenical legal understanding across Christian denominations; and to link and amplify the diverse and sometimes isolated Christian legal voices and visions at work in the global academy.
McDonald Agape Foundation commits $1M to Witte's workThe McDonald Agape Foundation has committed $1 million to extend CSLR Director John Witte, Jr.'s McDonald Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion through 2028. The gift will ensure the continuation of Witte's internationally renowned scholarship in law and Christianity as well as the 12-year relationship between Witte and the Foundation.
McDonald Lecture celebrates Protestant Reformation
The fourth in the McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures series celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a two-day international conference on April 3 and 4 at Cannon Chapel. The conference was convened by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and Candler School of Theology and sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation.