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

"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