Research

Religious Dimensions of American Constitutionalism

Project Description

An exploration of the sources of the Christian and Enlightenment sources of American constitutionalism in the 18th century.

Project Accomplishments
  • April 7-8, 1988, conference with 20 speakers, 250 participants
  • "A Symposium on Religious Dimensions of American Constitutionalism," Emory Law Journal 39 (1990): 1-266
Sponsors

The Georgia Bar Foundation, Harold J. Berman

Directors
CSLR Participants
Other Participants
  • Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame
  • William W. Fisher III, Harvard University
  • Howard O. Hunter, Emory University
  • Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston
  • Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University
  • W. Tarver Rountree, Jr., Emory University

Project Publications

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