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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xiv, 498 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. Law, religion, and human rights. A short history of Western rights ; Freedom of a Christian: human dignity, liberty, and equality in the theology of Martin Luther ; A Dickensian era of religious rights: Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox contributions ; Soul wars in Russia: the clash of Eastern and Western Christianity over religion and liberty --
pt. I. Law and religion in American history and today. How to govern a city on a hill: Puritan contributions to American constitutional law and liberty ; Religious rights in eighteenth-century America: the original understanding of the First Amendment ; That serpentine wall of separation between church and state ; Adams versus Jefferson: from establishment to freedom of public religion ; The three uses of the law: a Protestant source of the purposes of criminal punishment? --
pt. III. Law, religion, and the family. An apt and cheerful conversation on marriage ; The goods and goals of marriage in the Western tradition ; More than a mere contract: marriage as contract and covenant in law and theology ; The perils of clerical celibacy ; Ishmael's bane: the sin and crime of illegitimacy reconsidered ; The duties of love: the vocation of the child in the household manual tradition --
Conclusion: the challenges of Christian jurisprudence in modern times.
|Series Title:||Emory University studies in law and religion.|
|Responsibility:||John Witte, Jr.|