Research

Christian Legal Studies

Project Description

This project explores the historical and contemporary influence of Christian ideas, institutions, and individuals on Western law, politics, and society.

Sponsors

The Pew Charitable Trusts, Inc. , Lilly Endowment, Inc. , McDonald Agape Foundation

Directors
CSLR Participants

Project Publications

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Secular Government, Religious People New Robert W. Tuttle, Ira C. Lupu
Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther King, Jr., Cambridge University Press Forthcoming Robert M. Franklin
The Christian Foundations of the American Law of Marriage, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company New
Christian Marriage and Modern Marriage Law, Cambridge University Press Forthcoming Don S. Browning†, John Witte, Jr.
Christian Marriage at Bay: An Orthodox Assessment New Vigen Guroian
Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2011 Frank S. Alexander, John Witte, Jr.
Christianity and Law: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2008 Frank S. Alexander, John Witte, Jr.
Conciliarism: A History of Decision Making in the Church, Cambridge University Press, 2012 Paul R. Valliere
Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court, Cambridge University Press, 2009 Michael J. Perry
The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, University of Notre Dame Press, 2012 New Aristotle Papanikolaou
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In Their Own Words

"The emergence of the Law and Religion Program has coincided with a resurgence in this country of the debates about the role of religion and the debate in the public square. The program has not taken a single ideological stance, but it has made possible the debate of faith in the public square, the relationship of moral concepts to legal obligations, the role of the church and the state and the state in the church. The program has made possible those debates with incredible historical accuracy and with an understanding of the nuances of the differences among the faith traditions."

–Frank S. Alexander