Research

Christian Jurisprudence I

Project Description

A comprehensive analysis of the contributions of modern Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox figures to fundamental questions of law, politics, and society.

Project Accomplishments
  • Roundtable Conferences (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004)
  • January 4-5, 2004 Public Conference (with Christian Law Professors Fellowship); 8 speakers, 150 participants
Sponsors

The Pew Charitable Trusts, Inc. (with co-sponsorship from the University of Notre Dame)

Directors
CSLR Participants
Other Participants
  • Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame
  • Patrick M. Brennan, Villanova University
  • Angela Carmella, Seton Hall University
  • Davison M. Douglas, College of William and Mary
  • Duncan B. Forrester, New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Robert P. George, Princeton University
  • R. Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University
  • David L. Gregory, St. John's University
  • Leslie Griffin, University of Houston
  • Emily Fowler Hartigan, St. Mary's University, San Antonio
  • George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Mikhail Kulakov, Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Paul E. Sigmund, Princeton University

Project Publications

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The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Volume I, Columbia University Press, 2005 John Witte, Jr., Frank S. Alexander
The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Columbia University Press, 2007 John Witte, Jr., Frank S. Alexander
The Teachings of Modern Protestantism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Columbia University Press, 2007 John Witte, Jr., Frank S. Alexander
The Teachings of Modern Roman Catholicism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Columbia University Press, 2007 John Witte, Jr., Frank S. Alexander
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In Their Own Words

"Pointing to the banality of evil does not make humans, nazis or others, less culpable morally. Humans are responsible for the evil they do, regardless of why they do it. They are accountable before humanity and God. ... Pointing to the banality of goodness does not diminish it in any way. An act is good when it is caring, when it protects the life and rights of others, no matter who does it, or where, or why."

–David R. Blumenthal