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African Constitutionalism
Islam and Human Rights:
African Constitutionalism
and the Role of Islam

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
Islam and Human Rights:
Selected Essays of
Abdullahi An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(Ashgate, 2010)
An-Na'im discusses the problems of implementing constitutionalized forms of government specific to Africa, from definitional to conceptual and practical issues.The relationship between Islam and human rights forms an important aspect of contemporary international human rights debates. Current international events have made the topic more relevant than ever in international law discourse.
First Name: Abdullahi
Last Name: Ahmed An-Na'im
First Name: Abdullahi
Last Name: Ahmed An-Na'im
Islam and the Secular State:
Muslims and Global Justice
Islam and the Secular State:
Negotiating the Future of Shari'a

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(Harvard University Press, 2008)
Muslims and Global Justice
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)
What should be the place of shari'a-Islamic religious law in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this ambitious and topical book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.In Muslims and Global Justice, he advances the theme of global justice from an Islamic perspective, critically examining the role that Muslims must play in the development of a pragmatic, rights-based framework for justice.
First Name: Abdullahi
Last Name: Ahmed An-Na'im
First Name: Abdullahi Ahmed
Last Name: An-Na'im
What Is an American Muslim?
Inter-Religious Marriages among Muslims:
What Is an American Muslim?
Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Inter-Religious Marriages among Muslims:
Negotiating Religious and Social Identity in Family and Community

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
(Global Media Publications, 2005)
Since 2001, there has been a tremendous backlash against the very idea that it is possible to be both American and Muslim-the controversy over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" and the attempts to ban shari'a law are examples. Is it possible to be both fully American and devoutly Muslim?Discourse on interfaith marriages in India at present involves diverse narratives ranging from opposition and resistance to acceptance. These alliances deserve greater focus in terms of their uniqueness, challenges as well as everyday negotiations that form part of their lives.
First Name: Abdullahi Ahmed
Last Name: An-Na'im
First Name: Abdullahi Ahmed
Last Name: An-Na'im
The Morality of Happiness
The Collected Writings of Harold J. Berman:
The Morality of Happiness
Julia Annas
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
The Collected Writings of Harold J. Berman:
Essays, Articles, and Unpublished Manuscripts (1938-2008)

Harold J. Berman
(Emory University School of Law, 2009)
Ancient ethical theories, based on the notions of virtue and happiness, have struck many as an attractive alternative to modern theories. But we cannot find out whether this is true until we understand ancient ethics--and to do this we need to examine the basic structure of ancient ethical theory, not just the details of one or two theories.
First Name: Annas
Last Name: Julia
First Name: Harold
Last Name: Berman
Law and Language:
The Nature and Functions of Law,
Law and Language:
Effective Symbols of Community

Harold J. Berman
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
The Nature and Functions of Law,
7th ed.

Harold J. Berman
(Foundation Press/Thomson, 2009)
Completed in 1964, Harold J. Berman's long-lost tract shows how properly negotiated, translated and formalised legal language is essential to fostering peace and understanding within local and international communities. Exemplifying interdisciplinary and comparative legal scholarship long before they were fashionable, it is a fascinating prequel to Berman's monumental Law and Revolution series.This book focuses on the special character of law in performing certain social functions. Presented are the salient aspects of criminal and civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, aspects of judicial reasoning on the basis of precedents, especially in cases of manufacturer's liability in tort, certain aspects of the law of contracts, and aspects of international human rights law, including race law, and gender law, both at the national and international level-not in order to present a composite picture of the whole legal system but in order to test the success of the legal system in carrying out its basic purposes.
First Name: Harold
Last Name: Berman
First Name: Harold
Last Name: Berman
The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law:
The Vocation of the Child
The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law:
Rethinking Religion Clause Jurisprudence

Kathleen A. Brady
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
The Vocation of the Child
Patrick M. Brennan
(William B. Eerdmans, 2008)
In recent decades, religion's traditional distinctiveness under the First Amendment has been challenged by courts and scholars. As America grows more secular and as religious and nonreligious convictions are increasingly seen as interchangeable, many have questioned whether special treatment is still fair. In its recent decisions, the Supreme Court has made clear that religion will continue to be treated differently, but we lack a persuasive account of religion's uniqueness that can justify this difference. Rather than discussing their possible vocation, discussions of children tend to center on their rights or duties. Does God have intentions for their young lives -- before they grow up and become real people, Distinguished jurist, Patrick McKinley Brennan has gathered sixteen authors to approach this idea in various ways, from historical to psychological to theological.
First Name: Kathleen
Last Name: Brady
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Brennan
Equality and the Family:
Children and Childhood in World Religions
Equality and the Family:
A Fundamental Practical Theology
of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies.

Don S. Browning
(William B. Eerdmans, 2007)
Children and Childhood in World Religions
Don S. Browning and Marcia J. Bunge, eds.
(Rutgers University Press, 2011)
Interest in psychology permeates our culture, with psychological solutions advanced for a host of moral dilemmas. How should ethically minded Christians include insights from such disciplines as psychoanalysis, cognitive moral development, and neuroscience in their theological reflection? Don Browning offers a serious proposal for combining these disciplines with the best in ethical reflection from a Christian standpoint.While children figure prominently in religious traditions, few books have directly explored the complex relationships between children and religion. This is the first book to examine the theme of children in major religions of the world.
First Name: Don
Last Name: Browning
First Name: Don
Last Name: Browning
American Religions and the Family:
Sex, Marriage, and Family
American Religions and the Family:
How Faith Traditions Cope
with Modernization and Democracy

Don S. Browning and David A. Clairmont, eds.
(Columbia University Press, 2007)
Sex, Marriage, and Family
in the World Religions

Don S. Browning, Christian M. Green, and John Witte, Jr., eds
(Columbia University Press, 2006)
Religions respond to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a variety of ways. Some religions conform to these challenges, if not capitulate to them; some critique or resist them, and some work to transform the modern societies they inhabit.Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life.
First Name: Don
Last Name: Browning
First Name: Don
Last Name: Browning
Children and Childhood in American Religions
A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts
Children and Childhood in American Religions
Don S. Browning and Bonnie Miller-McLemore, eds.
(Rutgers University Press, 2009)
A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts
Michael J. Broyde
(Urim Publications, 2017)
Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. While the topic of conversion in Judaism has been extensively covered, no one has explored the particular laws related to after conversion. In A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts, Michael J. Broyde explores many topics and questions that revolve around the life of a Jewish convert.
First Name: Don
Last Name: Browning
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
Innovation in Jewish Law:
Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels:
Innovation in Jewish Law:
A Case Study of Chiddush in Havineinu

Michael J. Broyde
(Urim Publications, 2010)
Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels:
Religious Arbitration in America and the West

Michael J. Broyde
(Oxford University Press, 2017)
This study addressed the legal analysis used to explain that change. Though the shift in perspective has been gradual, the book argues that the resulting profound change in the interpretation of halachic texts has had a direct influence on the understanding and the practice of Jewish law. This book explores the rise of private arbitration in religious and other values-oriented communities, and it argues that secular societies should use secular legal frameworks to facilitate, enforce, and also regulate religious arbitration. It covers the history of religious arbitration; the kinds of faith-based dispute resolution models currently in use; how the law should perceive them; and what the role of religious arbitration in the United States and the western world should be.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
 The Bounds of Wartime Military Conduct in Jewish Law:
The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law:
The Bounds of Wartime Military Conduct in Jewish Law:
An Expansive Conception

Michael J. Broyde
(Center for Jewish Studies, Queens College, CUNY, 2006)
The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law:
Halakhic Perspectives on the Legal Profession. 2nd ed

Michael J. Broyde
(Yashar Books, 2007)
A Jewish lawyer is bound to --sometimes torn between -- two disparate systems of law and ethics. What do you do when your religion conflicts with your obligations as a lawyer? For that matter, how do you know what your religious obligations are? Michael J. Broyde, Professor of Law at Emory University, founding rabbi of the Young Israel in Atlanta and a member dayan of the Beth Din of America, takes a fearless inside look at the ethical and halakhic issues facing the Jewish lawyer and anyone caught up in the American legal system
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
Contending with Catastrophe:
Marriage, Sex, and Family in Judaism
Contending with Catastrophe:
Jewish Perspectives on September 11th

Michael J. Broyde
(K'hal Pub. in cooperation with Beth Din of America, 2011)
Marriage, Sex, and Family in Judaism
Michael J. Broyde and Michael Ausubel, eds.
(Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011)
The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 shook the world, permanently changing the lives of millions of people. Jews are sadly familiar with vicious terrorist attacks yet we continue to be moved by the horror of modern warfare. Over the past decade, in the wake of 9/11, the Jewish community has looked to its tradition for guidance on how to react to these horrific attacks, both intellectually and in practice. Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish community. The book does not advocate one perspective or another; instead, the essays range from conservative to liberal viewpoints, offering readers a well-balanced mixture of perspectives on Jewish marriage.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
The Codification of Jewish Law:
Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought:
The Codification of Jewish Law:
An Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura

Michael J. Broyde and Ira Bedzow, eds.
(Academic Studies Press, 2014)
Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought:
A Dialogue on the Foundation of Law

Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini, eds
(Cambridge University Press, 2014)
The Mishna Berura is, without a doubt, Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan's greatest and most complex contribution to the canon of Orthodox Jewish Law; it is a singular work that synthesizes Jewish traditions, laws, and mores into a practical halakhic guide to daily religious life. For all of his traditionalism, Rabbi Kagan was an iconoclast, and the Mishna Berura broke from many of the traditional approaches of deciding halakhic directives.This book discusses the speeches in which the Pope Emeritus reflected most explicitly on this issue, along with the commentary from a number of distinguished legal scholars. It responds to Benedict's invitation to engage in public discussion on the limits of positivist reason in the domain of law from his address to the Bundestag.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Broyde
First Name: Marta
Last Name: Cartabia
God and the Art of Happiness
Agape, Justice, and Law:
God and the Art of Happiness
Ellen Charry
(William B. Eerdmans, 2010)
Agape, Justice, and Law:
How Might Christian Love Shape Law?

Robert F. Cochran, Jr. and Zachary Calo, eds
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Ellen Charry here reveals how the Bible encourages the happiness and joy that accompany obedience to the Creator, enhancing both our own life and the lives of those around us. This advances the well being of creation, which, in turn, causes God to delight with, in, and for us.In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks: 'what would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?'. This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to address that question. Scholars have given surprisingly little attention to assessing how the central Christian ethical category of love - agape - might impact the way we understand law.
First Name: Ellen
Last Name: Charry
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Cochran, Jr.
Christianity and Natural Law:
God and the Secular Legal System
Christianity and Natural Law:
An Introduction

Norman Doe
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
God and the Secular Legal System
Rafael Domingo
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Historically, natural law has played a pivotal role in Christian approaches to the law, and a contested role in legal philosophy generally. However, comparative study of natural law across global Christian traditions is largely neglected. This book provides not only the history of natural law ideas across mainstream Christian traditions worldwide, but also an ecumenical comparison of the contemporary natural law positions of different traditions. This timely book offers a theistic approach to secular legal systems and demonstrates that these systems are neither agnostic nor atheist. Critical but succinct in its approach, this book focuses on an extensive range of liberal legal approaches to religious and moral issues, and subjects them to critical scrutiny from a secular perspective. Expertly written by a leading scholar, the author offers a rare combination of profundity of ideas and simplicity of expression.
First Name: Norman
Last Name: Doe
First Name: Rafael
Last Name: Domingo
The New Global Law
Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History
The New Global Law
Rafael Domingo
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History
in Spanish History

Rafael Domingo and Javier Martínez-Torrón, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)
The dislocations of the worldwide economic crisis, the necessity of a system of global justice to address crimes against humanity, and the notorious ¿democratic deficit¿ of international institutions highlight the need for an innovative and truly global legal system, one that permits humanity to reorder itself according to acknowledged global needs and evolving consciousness. The Great Christian Jurists series comprises a library of national volumes of detailed biographies of leading jurists, judges and practitioners, assessing the impact of their Christian faith on the professional output of the individuals studied. Spanish legal culture, developed during the Spanish Golden Age, has had a significant influence on the legal norms and institutions that emerged in Europe and in Latin America. This volume examines the lives of twenty key personalities in Spanish legal history, in particular how their Christian faith was a factor in molding the evolution of law.
First Name: Rafael
Last Name: Domingo
First Name: Rafael
Last Name: Domingo
Legalizing Plural Marriage:
Religious Organizations and the Law
Legalizing Plural Marriage:
The Next Frontier in Family Law

Mark A. Goldfeder
(Brandeis University Press, 2017)
Religious Organizations and the Law
Mark A. Goldfeder, William W. Bassett, W. Cole Durham, Jr., and Robert T. Smith, eds.
(Thompson Reuters/West, 2015)
Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other 'poly' groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities.Religious Organizations and the Law is a complete analytical guide to the constitutional law, federal and state decisions, statutes, ordinances, and regulations affecting the operation of religious entities.
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Goldfeder
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Goldfeder
Looking Forward:
Rediscovering the Natural Law
Looking Forward:
Essays on Social Action

Mark Goldfeder and Ira Bedzow, eds.
(ACSV Publications, 2014)
Rediscovering the Natural Law
in Reformed Theological Ethics

Stephen J. Grabill
(William .B. Eerdmans, 2006)
Is knowledge of right and wrong written on the human heart? Do people know God from the world around them? Does natural knowledge contribute to Christian doctrine?
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Goldfeder
First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Grabil
No Establishment of Religion:
Lex Charitatis:
No Establishment of Religion:
America's Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

Jeremy T. Gunn and John Witte, Jr. eds.
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
Lex Charitatis:
A Juristic Disquisition on Law
in the Theology of Martin Luther

Johannes Heckel
(William B. Eerdmans, 2010)
The First Amendment guarantee that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" rejected the millennium-old Western policy of supporting one form of Christianity in each nation and subjugating all other faiths. This substantial work by one of Europe's most respected twentieth-century legal minds unpacks Luther's doctrine of law, showing how it derived from his central theological concern, justification by faith.
First Name: Jeremy
Last Name: Gunn
First Name: Johannes
Last Name: Heckel
God and the Illegal Alien
Christianity and Freedom, vol. 1
God and the Illegal Alien
United States Immigration Law
and a Theology of Politics

Robert W. Heimburger
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Christianity and Freedom, vol. 1
Allen Hertzke
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Today in the United States, millions of men, women, and children are considered 'illegal aliens' under federal law. While the presence of these migrants runs against the law, many arrive in response to US demand for cheap labor and stay to contribute to community life. In Volume 1 of Christianity and Freedom, leading historians uncover the unappreciated role of Christianity in the development of basic human rights and freedoms from antiquity through today. These include radical notions of dignity and equality, religious freedom, liberty of conscience, limited government, consent of the governed, economic liberty, autonomous civil society, and church-state separation, as well as more recent advances in democracy, human rights, and human development. Acknowledging that the record is mixed, scholars document how the seeds of freedom in Christianity antedate and ultimately undermine later Christian justifications and practices of persecution
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Heimburger
First Name: Allen
Last Name: Hertzke
Christianity and Freedom, vol. 2
Great Christian Jurists in English History
Christianity and Freedom, vol. 2
Allen D. Hertzke and Timothy Samuel Shah, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Great Christian Jurists in English History
Mark Hill and R.H. Helmholz, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Volume 2 of Christianity and Freedom illuminates how Christian minorities and transnational Christian networks contribute to the freedom and flourishing of societies across the globe, even amidst pressure and violent persecution.The Great Christian Jurists series comprises a library of national volumes of detailed biographies of leading jurists, judges and practitioners, assessing the impact of their Christian faith on the professional output of the individuals studied.
First Name: Allen
Last Name: Hertzke
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Hill
 Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy
The Priority of Love:
Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy
Timothy P. Jackson, 2015
(William B. Eerdmans)
The Priority of Love:
Christian Charity and Social Justice

Timothy P. Jackson
(Princeton University Press, 2009)
What is the place of Christian love in a pluralistic society dedicated to 'liberty and justice for all'? What would it mean to take both Jesus Christ and Abraham Lincoln seriously and attempt to translate love of God and neighbor into every quarter of life, including law and politics?This book explores the relation between agape (or Christian charity) and social justice. Timothy Jackson defines agape as the central virtue in Christian ethical thought and action and applies his insights to three concrete issues: political violence, forgiveness, and abortion.
First Name: Timothy
Last Name: Jackson
First Name: Timothy
Last Name: Jackson
The Best Love of the Child:
The Morality of Adoption:
The Best Love of the Child:
Being Loved and Being Taught to Love
as the First Human Right

Timothy P. Jackson
(William B. Eerdmans, 2011)
The Morality of Adoption:
Social-Psychological, Theological, and Legal Perspective

Timothy P. Jackson
(William B. Eerdmans, 2013)
Much has been written about the rights owed to children: the right to live, the right to be nurtured and cared for, the right to an ample measure of health and happiness - and, especially, the right to be loved.The Religion, Marriage, and Family Series investigates marriage and family as major theological and cultural issues. Given that both society and the church have debated these topics intensely but have actually studied them very little, this series attempts to correct recent theological neglect of these important matters.
First Name: Timothy
Last Name: Jackson
First Name: Timothy
Last Name: Jackson
Blessings Same-Sex Unions:
 Recruiting Young Love:
Blessings Same-Sex Unions:
The Perils of Queer Romance
and the Confusions of Christian Marriage

Mark D. Jordon
(University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Recruiting Young Love:
How Christians Talk About Homosexuality

Mark D. Jordon
(University of Chicago Press, 2011)
At most church weddings, the person presiding over the ritual is not a priest or a pastor, but the wedding planner, followed by the photographer, the florist, and the caterer. And in this day and age, more wedding theology is supplied by Modern Bride magazine or reality television than by any of the Christian treatises on holy matrimony.In the view of many Christians, the teenage years are simultaneously the most dangerous and the most promising. At the very moment when teens are trying to establish a sense of identity and belonging, they are beset by temptation on all sides¿from the pressure of their peers to the nihilism and materialism of popular culture.
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Jordon
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Jordon
Authorizing Marriage?
Religious Liberty, Volume 1:
Authorizing Marriage?
Canon, Tradition, and Critique
in the Blessings of Same-Sex Unions

Mark D. Jordon
(Princeton University Press, 2006)
Religious Liberty, Volume 1:
Overviews and History

Douglas Laycock
(William B. Eerdmans, 2010)
The opponents of legal recognition for same-sex marriage frequently appeal to a "Judeo-Christian" tradition. But does it make any sense to speak of that tradition as a single teaching on marriage? Are there elements in Jewish and Christian traditions that actually authorize religious and civil recognition of same-sex couples? One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious liberty cases in the U.S. appellate courts and Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in four comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Jordan
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Laycock
Religious Liberty, Volume 2:
Religious Liberty, Volume 3:
Religious Liberty, Volume 2:
The Free Exercise Clause

Douglas Laycock
(William B. Eerdmans, 2011)
Religious Liberty, Volume 3:
Religious Freedom Restoration Acts,
Same-Sex Marriage Legislation, and the Culture Wars

Douglas Laycock
(William B. Eerdmans, 2018)
For more than thirty years, Douglas Laycock has been studying, defending, and writing about religious liberty. In this second volume of the comprehensive collection of his writings on the subject, he has compiled articles, amicus briefs, and actual court documents relating to regulatory exemptions under the Constitution, the right to church autonomy, and the rights of non-mainstream religions. One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Laycock
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Laycock
Religious Liberty, Volume 4
Religious Liberty, Volume 5:
Religious Liberty, Volume 4
Federal Legislation after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,
with More on the Culture Wars

Douglas Laycock
(William B. Eerdmans, 2018)
Religious Liberty, Volume 5:
The Free Speech and Establishment Clauses

Douglas Laycock
(William B. Eerdmans, 2018)
One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Laycock
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Laycock
The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty:
Secular Government, Religious People
The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty:
Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology

Bradford B. LittleJohn
(William B. Eerdmans, 2017)
Secular Government, Religious People
Ira C. Lupa
(William B. Eerdmans, 2014)
How do Christians determine when to obey God even if that means disobeying other people? In this book W. Bradford Littlejohn addresses that question as he unpacks the magisterial political-theological work of Richard Hooker, a leading figure in the sixteenth-century English Reformation.In this book Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle break through the unproductive American debate over competing religious rights. They present an original theory that makes the secular character of the American government, rather than a set of individual rights, the centerpiece of religious liberty in the United States.
First Name: Bradford
Last Name: Littlejohn
First Name: Ira
Last Name: Lupa
Building Cultures of Trust
The Ascent of Christian Law:
Building Cultures of Trust
Marty E. Martin
(William B. Eerdmans, 2010)
The Ascent of Christian Law:
Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization

John McGuckin
(SVS Press, 2012)
American society is experiencing a profound crisis of trust, from government to mass media to educational and religious institutions. And - whether we realize it or not - this crisis affects us all. This work asks the question: What did Christianity do to build a civilization? In the present age, law has been used energetically to micro-manage human societies, values, and aspirations. But did l aw work that way in antiquity?
First Name: Marty
Last Name: Martin
First Name: John
Last Name: McGuckin
Suing for America's Soul
The Mystical as Political:
Suing for America's Soul
Jonathan R. Moore
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
The Mystical as Political:
Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy

Aristotle Papanikolau
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)
When John W. Whitehead founded The Rutherford Institute as a Christian legal advocacy group in 1982, he was interested primarily in the First Amendment's religion clause, serving clients only when religious freedom was at stake. Theosis, or the principle of divine-human communion, sparks the theological imagination of Orthodox Christians and has been historically important to questions of political theology.
First Name: Jonathan
Last Name: Moore
First Name: Aristotle
Last Name: Papanikolau
A Global Political Morality:
Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court
A Global Political Morality:
Human Rights, Democracy, and Constitutionalism

Michael J. Perry
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court
Michael J. Perry
(Cambridge University Press, 2008)
n A Global Political Morality, Michael J. Perry addresses several related questions in human rights theory, political theory and constitutional theory. He begins by explaining what the term 'human right' means and then elaborates and defends the morality of human rights, which is the first truly global morality in human history.In this important new book, Michael J. Perry examines three of the most disputed constitutional issues of our time: capital punishment, state laws banning abortion, and state policies denying the benefit of law to same-sex unions. The author, a leading constitutional scholar, explains that if a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court believes that a law violates the Constitution, it does not necessarily follow that the Court should rule that the law is unconstitutional.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Perry
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Perry
Human Rights in the Constitutional Law
The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy
Human Rights in the Constitutional Law
of the United States

Michael J. Perry
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy
Michael J. Perry
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what never before existed: a truly global morality. Some of that morality - the morality of human rights - has become entrenched in the constitutional law of the United States. In this important new work in political and constitutional theory, Michael Perry elaborates and defends an account of the political morality of liberal democracy: the moral convictions and commitments that in a liberal democracy should govern decisions about what laws to enact and what policies to pursue.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Perry
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Perry
Toward a Theory of Human Rights:
Under Caesar's Sword:
Toward a Theory of Human Rights:
Religion, Law, Courts

Michael J. Perry
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Under Caesar's Sword:
How Christians Respond to Persecution

Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the law of human rights is well understood. In this book, Michael Perry addresses three large issues: o There is undeniably a religious ground - indeed, more than one religious ground - for the morality of human rights. But is there a nonreligious (secular) ground for the morality of human rights?The global persecution of Christians is an urgent human rights issue that remains underreported. This volume presents the results of the first systematic global investigation into how Christians respond to persecution. World-class scholars of global Christianity present first-hand research from most of the sites of the harshest persecution as well as the West and Latin America.
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Perry
First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Philpott
Ministers of the Law:
The Hidden Gifts of Helping:
Ministers of the Law:
A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority

Jean Porter
(William B. Eerdmans, 2018)
The Hidden Gifts of Helping:
How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope
Can Get Us Through Hard Times

Stephen Post
(Jossey-Bass, 2010)
Jean Porter is John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Her other books include Natural and Divine Law and Nature as Reason.The world's religions affirm it to be so and recent research across a number of disciplines tell us that "Helping others not only benefits those we assist but is good for us as well." The recent and astonishingly generous outpouring of help and donations in response to the earthquake in Haiti is a clear demonstration of this phenomenon, but what if we could be convinced to make helping others a way of life, even when times are hard?
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How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments:
To Have and to Hold:
How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments:
The Sacramental Theology of Marriage from Its Medieval Origins to the Council of Trent

Philip L. Reynolds
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
To Have and to Hold:
Marrying and Its Documentation in Western Christendom, 400-1600

Philip L. Reynolds and John Witte, Jr., eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Among the contributions of the medieval church to western culture was the idea that marriage was one of the seven sacraments, which defined the role of married folk in the church. Although it had ancient roots, this new way of regarding marriage raised many problems, to which scholastic theologians applied all their ingenuity. By the late Middle Ages, the doctrine was fully established in Christian thought and practice but not yet as dogma.This volume analyzes how, why, and when pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - through property settlements, prenuptial contracts, court testimony, church weddings, and more. The authors consider both the function of documentation in the process of marrying and what the surviving documents say about pre-modern marriage.
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Last Name: Reynolds
First Name: Philip
Last Name: Reynolds
Pagans and Christians in the City
The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
Pagans and Christians in the City
Steven D. Smith
(William B. Eerdmans, 2018)
The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
Brent A. Strawn
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
Traditionalist Christians who oppose same-sex marriage and other cultural developments in the US wonder why they are being forced to bracket their beliefs in order to participate in public life. This situation is not new, says Steven D. Smith: Christians two thousand years ago in the Roman Empire faced similar challenges and questions.Scholars of the social sciences have devoted increasing attention of late to the concept of human happiness, mainly from sociological and psychological perspectives. This groundbreaking volume, which includes twelve essays from scholars of the New Testament, the Old Testament, systematic theology, practical theology, and counseling psychology-along with an extensive introduction and epilogue by the editor-poses a new and exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible?
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, vol. 1
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, vol. 2
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, vol. 1
Brent A. Strawn
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, vol. 2
Brent Strawn
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (OEBL) provides the most up-to-date and extensive treatment of the Bible and law yet attempted, both updating and expanding the scope of previous scholarship in the field.The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (OEBL) provides the most up-to-date and extensive treatment of the Bible and law yet attempted, both updating and expanding the scope of previous scholarship in the field.
First Name: Brent
Last Name: Strawn
First Name: Brent
Last Name: Strawn
Christianity and Human Rights
The Foundations and Frontiers of Religious Liberty:
Christianity and Human Rights

(Journal of Law and Religion , 2015)
The Foundations and Frontiers of Religious Liberty:
A 25th Anniversary Celebration of the
1981 Declaration on Religious Tolerance


(Emory International Law Review, 2007)
Symposium, 'Christianity and Human Rights.' Journal of Law and Religion 30 (2015): 353-495.Symposium, 'The Foundations and Frontiers of Religious Liberty: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of the 1981 Declaration on Religious Tolerance,' Emory International Law Review 21 (2007): 1-276.
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The Future of Law, Religion, and the Family
In Praise of a Legal Polymath:
The Future of Law, Religion, and the Family

(Emory Law Journal, 2009)
In Praise of a Legal Polymath:
A Special Issue Dedicated to the Memory
of Harold J. Berman (1918-2007)


(Emory Law Journal, 2007)
Symposium, 'The Future of Law, Religion, and the Family.' Emory Law Journal 58 (2009): 1-102.Symposium, 'In Praise of a Legal Polymath: A Special Issue Dedicated to the Memory of Harold J. Berman (1918-2007).' Emory Law Journal 57 (2007): 1393-1643.
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The Pursuit of Happiness
Religion, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom:
The Pursuit of Happiness
in Interreligious Perspective


(Journal of Law and Religion, 2014)
Religion, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom:
A Symposium Issue


(Fides et Libertas, 2010)
Symposium, 'The Pursuit of Happiness in Interreligious Perspective.' Journal of Law and Religion 29 (2014): 1-216.Symposium, 'Religion, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom: A Symposium Issue.' Fides et Libertas (2010): 13-173.
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Religious Symbols on Government Property
Sharia, Family, and Democracy:
Religious Symbols on Government Property

(Emory International Law Review, 2011)
Sharia, Family, and Democracy:
Religious Norms and Family law
in Pluralistic Democratic States


(Emory International Law Review, 2011)
Symposium, 'Religious Symbols on Government Property.' Emory International Law Review 25 (2011): 5-150. Symposium, 'Sharia, Family, and Democracy: Religious Norms and Family law in Pluralistic Democratic States.' Emory International Law Review 25 (2011): 779-1059.
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What Christianity Offers to the World of Law
What's Wrong with Rights for Children?
What Christianity Offers to the World of Law

(Journal of Law and Religion, 2017)
What's Wrong with Rights for Children?

(Emory International Law Review, 2006)
Symposium, 'What Christianity Offers to the World of Law.' Journal of Law and Religion 32 (2017): 4-97.Symposium, 'What's Wrong with Rights for Children?' Emory International Law Review 20 (2006): 1-239.
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Liberty
Public Pulpits:
Liberty
Glenn Tender
(William B. Eerdmans, 2007)
Public Pulpits:
Methodists and Mainline Churches in
the Moral Argument of Public Life

Steven Tipton
(University of Chicago, 2007 )
Liberty is a dangerous concept. It's sure to be misused and, if left unchecked, will likely bring not social harmony and happiness but their opposites. Nonetheless, liberty is absolutely necessary: without it there can be no authentic community. People are not free to do the right thing unless they are free to do the wrong thing; if they can't be wrong, they can't be right.Steven M. Tipton examines the political activities of Methodists and mainline churches in this groundbreaking investigation into a generation of denominational strife among church officials, lobbyists, and activists. The result is an unusually detailed and thoughtful account that upends common stereotypes while asking searching questions about the contested relationship between church and state.
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Last Name: Tipton
Life to Come:
Family Transformed:
Life to Come:
Recreating Retirement

Steven M. Tipton
(United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2018)
Family Transformed:
Religion, Society, and Values in American Life

Steven M. Tipton and John WItte, Jr., eds.
(Georgetown University Press, 2007)
Retirement not only offers a time to rest from our labors and relax with family and friends--to travel, play, and have fun--but it beckons us to find our true calling in action, peace of mind in reflection, the spirit moving in the moment of each day, and the grace of God in prayer and love of neighbor.Statistics on the American family are sobering. From 1975 to 2000, one-third of all children were born to single mothers, and one-half of all marriages ended in divorce. While children from broken homes are two to three times more likely to develop behavioral and learning difficulties, two-parent families are not immune to problems. The cost of raising children has increased dramatically, and married couples with children are now twice as likely as childless couples to file for bankruptcy.
First Name: Steven
Last Name: Tipton
First Name: Steven
Last Name: Tipton
Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement
Conciliarism: A History of Decision-Making in the Church
Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement
of the Church: Christ's Two Kingdoms

Matthew J. Tuininga
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Conciliarism: A History of Decision-Making in the Church
Paul Valliere
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
In Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church, Matthew J. Tuininga explores a little appreciated dimension of John Calvin's political thought, his two kingdoms theology, as a model for constructive Christian participation in liberal society. Widely misunderstood as a proto-political culture warrior, due in part to his often misinterpreted role in controversies over predestination and the heretic Servetus, Calvin articulated a thoughtful approach to public life rooted in his understanding of the gospel and its teaching concerning the kingdom of God.Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.'
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Last Name: Valliere
Divine Covenants and Moral Order:
Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms:
Divine Covenants and Moral Order:
A Biblical Theology of Natural Law

David VanDrunen
(William B. Eerdmans , 2014)
Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms:
A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought

David VanDrunen
(William B. Eerdmans, 2009)
his book addresses the old question of natural law in its contemporary context. David VanDrunen draws on both his Reformed theological heritage and the broader Christian natural law tradition to develop a constructive theology of natural law through a thorough study of Scripture.Conventional wisdom holds that the theology and social ethics of the Reformed tradition stand at odds with concepts of natural law and the two kingdoms. This volume challenges that conventional wisdom through a study of Reformed social thought from the Reformation to the present.
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First Name: David
Last Name: VanDrunen
Leuven Lectures on Religious Institutions,
Church, State, and Family:
Leuven Lectures on Religious Institutions,
Religious Communities, and Rights

Johan D. Vyver
(Peeters, 2004)
Church, State, and Family:
Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties

John Witte, Jr.
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Religious institutions, such as churches, are founded on organizational structures, constitute distinct entities in human society, and in their capacity as juristic persons are the repositories of rights and obligations. In certain jurisdictions the rights vested in a religious institution include constitutionally protected entitlements, such as the right to privacy, freedom of religion and belief, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and property rights.This book defends the fundamental place of the marital family in modern liberal societies. While applauding modern sexual freedoms, John Witte, Jr. also defends the traditional Western teaching that the marital family is an essential cradle of conscience, chrysalis of care, and cornerstone of ordered liberty. He thus urges churches, states, and other social institutions to protect and promote the marital family. He encourages reticent churches to embrace the rights of women and children, as Christians have long taught, and encourages modern states to promote responsible sexual freedom and family relations, as liberals have long said.
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
From Sacrament to Contract:
God's Joust, God's Justice:
From Sacrament to Contract:
Marriage, Religion and Law
in the Western Tradition

John Witte, Jr.
(Westminster John Knox Press, 2012)
God's Joust, God's Justice:
Law and Religion in the Western Tradition

John Witte, Jr.
(William B. Eerdmans, 2006)
In From Sacrament to Contract, John Witte, Jr. offers a study of five conflicting models of marriage--Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Enlightenment--and their social and political impact over the last thousand years. In so doing, Witte, Jr. shows how we arrived at the notion of marriage as contract.There are three things that people will die for -- their faith, their freedom, and their family. This volume focuses on all three, including the interactions among them, in the Western tradition and today. Retrieving and reconstructing a wealth of material from the earliest Hebrew and Greek texts of the West to the latest machinations of the Supreme Court, John Witte, Jr. explores the legal and theological foundations of authority and liberty, equality and dignity, rights and duties, marriage and family, crime and punishment, and similar topics.
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
The Reformation of Rights:
The Sins of the Fathers:
The Reformation of Rights:
Law, Religion, and Human Rights
in Early Modern Calvinism

John Witte, Jr.
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
The Sins of the Fathers:
The Law and Theology of Illegitimacy Reconsidered

John Witte, Jr.
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)
John Calvin developed arresting new teachings on rights and liberties, church and state, and religion and politics that shaped the law of Protestant lands. Calvin's original teachings were periodically challenged by major crises - the French Wars of Religion, Dutch Revolt, the English Civil War, American colonization, and American Revolution. In each such crisis moment, a major Calvinist figure emerged - Theodore Beza, Johannes Althusius, John Milton, John Winthrop, John Adams, and others - who modernized Calvin's teachings and translated them into dramatic new legal and political reforms.For nearly two millennia, Western law visited the sins of fathers and mothers upon their illegitimate children, subjecting them to systematic discrimination and deprivation. The graver the sins of their parents, the further these children fell in social standing and legal protection. While some reformers have sought to better the plight of illegitimate children, only in recent decades has illegitimacy lost its full legal sting. Yet the social, economic, and psychological costs of illegitimacy still remain high even in the liberal, affluent West
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
The Western Case
Sex, Marriage and Family
The Western Case
for Monogamy over Polygamy

John Witte, Jr.
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Sex, Marriage and Family
in John Calvin's Geneva 1:
Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage.

John Witte, Jr. and Robert M. Kingdom, eds.
(William B. Eerdmans, 2006)
For more than 2,500 years, the Western tradition has embraced monogamous marriage as an essential institution for the flourishing of men and women, parents and children, society and the state. At the same time, polygamy has been considered a serious crime that harms wives and children, correlates with sundry other crimes and abuses, and threatens good citizenship and political stability. You would not expect this from his dour reputation, but John Calvin transformed the Western understanding of sex, marriage, and family life. In this fascinating, even sensational, volume John Witte and Robert Kingdon treat comprehensively the new theology and law of domestic life that Calvin and his fellow reformers established in sixteenth-century Geneva. Bringing to light and life hundreds of newly discovered cases and theological texts, Witte, Jr. and Kingdon trace the subtle historical forms and norms of sex, marriage, and family life that still shape us today.
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
Christianity and Human Rights:
Modern Christian Teachings
Christianity and Human Rights:
An Introduction

John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Modern Christian Teachings
on Law, Politics,
and Human Nature, vol 1.

John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds.
(Columbia University Press, 2007)
Combining Jewish, Greek, and Roman teachings with the radical new teachings of Christ and St. Paul, Christianity helped to cultivate the cardinal ideas of dignity, equality, liberty and democracy that ground the modern human rights paradigm. Christianity also helped shape the law of public, private, penal, and procedural rights that anchor modern legal systems in the West and beyond. The first volume examines modern Christian thinkers' views on the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. The essays present a vital new understanding of the diversity and richness of modern Christian legal and political thought from 1880 to the present. The contributors reveal the theological roots of modern legal systems as well as the relevance of modern Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox thought to current debates about the family, state, religion, and society.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
Modern Christian Teachings
Modern Christian Teachings
Modern Christian Teachings
on Law, Politics,
and Human Nature, vol 2.

John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds.
(Columbia University Press, 2007)
Modern Christian Teachings
on Law, Politics,
and Human Nature, vol 3.

John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds.
(Columbia University Press, 2007)
Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails.The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Orthodox Christian thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Orthodox Christian intellectuals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia:
Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective
Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia:
The New War for Souls

John Witte, Jr. and Michael Bordeaux, eds.
(Wipf and Stock, 2009)
Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective
John Witte, Jr. and Eliza Ellison
(William B. Eerdmans, 2005)
Few of the struggles Russia has undergone since the fall of Communism have been fiercer than that being fought between the long-repressed Russian Orthodox Church and a host of groups seeking to evangelize the Russian people. This volume assesses the legitimacy of the Orthodox attempt to reclaim the spiritual and moral heart of the Russian people and to retain their adherence in a new, pluralistic world where many Christians and followers of other traditions seek the right to establish themselves.Covenant marriages requiring premarital counseling and tighter strictures on divorce have recently emerged in some American states. At the same time, the doctrine of covenant has reemerged in religious circles as a common way to map the spiritual dimensions of marriage.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
Religion and Human Rights:
The Equal Regard Family
Religion and Human Rights:
An Introduction

John Witte, Jr. and Christian M. Green, eds.
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
The Equal Regard Family
and Its Friendly Critics

John Witte, Jr., Christian M. Green, and Amy Wheeler, eds.
(William B. Eerdmans, 2007)
The relationship between religion and human rights is both complex and inextricable. While most of the world's religions have supported violence, repression, and prejudice, each has also played a crucial role in the modern struggle for universal human rights. Most importantly, religions provide the essential sources and scales of dignity and responsibility, shame and respect, restraint and regret, restitution and reconciliation that a human rights regime needs to survive and flourish in any culture.This volume is both a celebration and an evaluation of the work on sex, marriage, and family life by Don S. Browning, the dean of modern family studies in theological ethics and practical theology. Scholars probe a number of Browning's contributions, particularly his call for an ethic of "equal regard" within the household and wider society. This book is a true interdisciplinary effort, with insights from psychology, history, law, theology, biology, ethics, feminist theology, childhood studies, and education theory. The Equal-Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics includes seven honorary forewords, ten original essays, and a concluding essay by Don Browning himself.
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
Christianity and Family Law:
Sharing the Book:
Christianity and Family Law:
An Introduction

John Witte, Jr. and Gary S. Hauk, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Sharing the Book:
Religious Perspectives on the
Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism

John Witte, Jr. and Richard C. Martin, eds.
(Wipf and Stock, 2008)
The Western tradition has always cherished the family as an essential foundation of a just and orderly society, and thus accorded it special legal and religious protection. Christianity embraced this teaching from the start, and many of the basics of Western family law were shaped by the Christian theologies of nature, sacrament, and covenant. This volume introduces readers to the enduring and evolving Christian norms and teachings on betrothals and weddings; marriage and divorce; women's and children's rights; marital property and inheritance; and human sexuality and intimate relationships. More than a dozen religious leaders offer authoritative statements and analyses of classic and contemporary perspectives on mission activity and conversion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Last Name: Martin
Texts and Contents in Legal History:
Religion and the
Texts and Contents in Legal History:
Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue

John Witte, Jr., Sarah McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds.
(Robbins Collection, 2016)
Religion and the
American Constitutional Experiment

John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nicholas, eds.
(Oxford University Press, 2016)
Renowned legal historian, Charles Donahue, serves as the inspiration for this volume of essays covering a range of topics of interest to legal historians, legal scholars, and others. Inspired by Donahue's insights into the value of understanding both text and context, this volume brings together 26 contributions from leading historians in Europe and North America. The third edition of this classic book provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of the history, theory, law, and comparative analysis of American religious liberty from the earliest colonial period through the most recent Supreme Court cases. The authors present balanced, accessible discussions of controversial issues, such as funding religious schools and charities and displaying religious symbols on government property. Three chapters new to this edition cover the free exercise of religion, religion and public life, and religious organizations and the law.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: John
Last Name: Witte, Jr.
The Protestant Reformation of the
Justice in Love
The Protestant Reformation of the
Church and the World

John Witte, Jr. and Amy Wheeler, eds.
(Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)
Justice in Love
Nicholas Wolterstorff
(William B. Eerdmans, 2015)
From a distinguished assembly of twelve internationally acclaimed scholars comes this rich, interdisciplinary study that explores the Protestant Reformation and its resultant effects on the church as well as the world. The Reformation extended from the church to revolutionize art, music, literature, architecture, and aesthetics and transformed economics, trade, and banking; these transformations shifted power away from the church to the state as they unleashed radical new campaigns for freedom, equality, democracy, and constitutional order.Love and justice have long been prominent themes in the moral culture of the West, yet they are often considered to be almost hopelessly at odds with one another. In this book acclaimed Christian philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff shows that justice and love are at heart perfectly compatible, and he argues that the commonly perceived tension between them reveals something faulty in our understanding of each. True benevolent love, he says, is always attentive to justice, and love that wreaks injustice can only ever be "malformed love."
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Last Name: Witte, Jr.
First Name: Nicholas
Last Name: Wolterstorff
The Mighty and the Almighty:
Under Caesar's Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution
The Mighty and the Almighty:
An Essay in Political Theology

Nicholas Wolterstorff
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Under Caesar's Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution
How Christians Respond to
Persecution

Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, eds.
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)
For a century or more political theology has been in decline. Recent years, however, have seen increasing interest not only in how church and state should be related, but in the relation between divine authority and political authority, and in what religion has to say about the limits of state authority and the grounds of political obedience. In this book, Nicholas Wolterstorff addresses this whole complex of issues. He takes account of traditional answers to these questions, but on every point stakes out new positions. The global persecution of Christians is an urgent human rights issue that remains underreported. This volume presents the results of the first systematic global investigation into how Christians respond to persecution. World-class scholars of global Christianity present first-hand research from sites of harsh persecution as well as from the West and Latin America. Their findings make clear the nature of persecution, the reasons for it, Christian response to it - both nonviolent and confrontational - and the effects of these responses.
First Name: Nicholas
Last Name: Wolterstorff
First Name: Philpott
Last Name: Shaw