• History

Law and Revolution, II: The Impact of the Protestant Reformations on the Western Legal Tradition


Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674020863
Category: History
Page: 544
View: 1649
Harold Berman's masterwork narrates the interaction of evolution and revolution in the development of Western law. This new volume explores two successive transformations of the Western legal tradition under the impact of the sixteenth-century German Reformation and the seventeenth-century English Revolution, with particular emphasis on Lutheran and Calvinist influences. Berman examines the far-reaching consequences of these apocalyptic political and social upheavals on the systems of legal philosophy, legal science, criminal law, civil and economic law, and social law in Germany and England and throughout Europe as a whole. Berman challenges both conventional approaches to legal history, which have neglected the religious foundations of Western legal systems, and standard social theory, which has paid insufficient attention to the communitarian dimensions of early modern economic law, including corporation law and social welfare. Clearly written and cogently argued, this long-awaited, magisterial work is a major contribution to an understanding of the relationship of law to Western belief systems.

    • History

Law and Revolution, II

The Impact of the Protestant Reformations on the Western Legal Tradition
Author: Harold Joseph Berman
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 9780674022300
Category: History
Page: 522
View: 9113
Harold Berman's masterwork narrates the interaction of evolution and revolution in the development of Western law. This new volume explores two successive transformations of the Western legal tradition under the impact of the sixteenth-century German Reformation and the seventeenth-century English Revolution, with particular emphasis on Lutheran and Calvinist influences. Berman examines the far-reaching consequences of these apocalyptic political and social upheavals on the systems of legal philosophy, legal science, criminal law, civil and economic law, and social law in Germany and England and throughout Europe as a whole. Berman challenges both conventional approaches to legal history, which have neglected the religious foundations of Western legal systems, and standard social theory, which has paid insufficient attention to the communitarian dimensions of early modern economic law, including corporation law and social welfare. Clearly written and cogently argued, this long-awaited, magisterial work is a major contribution to an understanding of the relationship of law to Western belief systems.

    • Religion

Faith and Order

The Reconciliation of Law and Religion
Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848529
Category: Religion
Page: 427
View: 7942
This book argues that despite the tensions existing in all societies between religious faith and legal order, they inevitably interact. In the course of his discussion Berman traces the history of Western law, exposes the fallacies of law theories that fail to take religion into account, examines key theological, prophetic, and educational themes, and looks at the role of religion in the Soviet and post-Soviet state.

    • Law

Law and Revolution, the Formation of the Western Legal Tradition


Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674020856
Category: Law
Page: 672
View: 1434
The roots of modern Western legal institutions and concepts go back nine centuries to the Papal Revolution, when the Western church established its political and legal unity and its independence from emperors, kings, and feudal lords. Out of this upheaval came the Western idea of integrated legal systems consciously developed over generations and centuries. Harold J. Berman describes the main features of these systems of law, including the canon law of the church, the royal law of the major kingdoms, the urban law of the newly emerging cities, feudal law, manorial law, and mercantile law. In the coexistence and competition of these systems he finds an important source of the Western belief in the supremacy of law. Written simply and dramatically, carrying a wealth of detail for the scholar but also a fascinating story for the layman, the book grapples with wideranging questions of our heritage and our future. One of its main themes is the interaction between the Western belief in legal evolution and the periodic outbreak of apocalyptic revolutionary upheavals. Berman challenges conventional nationalist approaches to legal history, which have neglected the common foundations of all Western legal systems. He also questions conventional social theory, which has paid insufficient attention to the origin of modem Western legal systems and has therefore misjudged the nature of the crisis of the legal tradition in the twentieth century.

    • Law

Law and Language

Effective Symbols of Community
Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107434610
Category: Law
Page: 226
View: 2642
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. It also anticipates many of the main themes of the modern movements of law, language and ethics. In his Introduction, John Witte, Jr, a student and colleague of Berman, contextualises the text within the development of Berman's legal thought and in the evolution of interdisciplinary legal studies. He has also pieced together some of the missing sections from Berman's other early writings and provided notes and critical apparatus throughout. An Afterword by Tibor Várady, another student and colleague of Berman, illustrates via modern cases the wisdom and utility of Berman's theories of law, language and community.

    • Religion

The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature


Author: John Witte,Frank S. Alexander
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231133609
Category: Religion
Page: 582
View: 3034
This is a major project to be undertaken as part of a broad intiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of Notre Dame on the role of Christianity in modern society. John Witte is one of the editors of the forthcoming Sex, Marriage, and the Family: A Reader in World Religions.

    • Law

Law and Protestantism

The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation
Author: John Witte
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521012997
Category: Law
Page: 337
View: 9861
This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany.

    • Law

God's Joust, God's Justice

Law and Religion in the Western Tradition
Author: John Witte
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802844219
Category: Law
Page: 498
View: 3134
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 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. God's Joust, God's Justice is a lucid scholarly introduction to the burgeoning field of law and religion and a learned historical inquiry into the weightier matters of the law.


    • History

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands
Author: Karl S. Hele
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554580048
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 3678
Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

    • Religion

The Bible, Natural Theology and Natural Law: Conflict Or Compromise?


Author: Robert A. Morey
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609571436
Category: Religion
Page: 462
View: 2006
Dr. Robert Morey's study of natural law and natural theology raises important questions that every Bible-believer will want answered. His careful study and explanation of various Bible passages will yield a useful orientation to the classic arguments furnished us by the Reformers and their faithful heirs. Dr. Nelson Kloosterman The present volume presents a devastating critique of natural theology and natural law. Its argument is solidly biblical, and its accumulation of biblical data is overwhelming. I hope that God prospers it so that many will read it and take heed. Dr. John Frame A.W. Tozer said, "the most important thing about any person is what comes into their mind when they think of the word God." If you digest Dr. Morey's book, you will think of 'God' as the glorious One depicted in Holy Scripture." John G. Reisinger, I appreciate Dr. Morey's emphasis on making the Bible alone the theoretical basis for science and the arts. All throughout the book he consistently points to the Scriptures as the basis for sustaining everything else. Dr. Simon Kistemaker

    • Law

The Structure of Pluralism


Author: Victor M. Muniz-Fraticelli
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019165566X
Category: Law
Page: 300
View: 465
Pluralism proceeds from the observation that many associations in liberal democracies claim to possess, and attempt to exercise, a measure of legitimate authority over their members. They assert that this authority does not derive from the magnanimity of a liberal and tolerant state but is grounded, rather, on the common practices and aspirations of those individuals who choose to take part in a common endeavor. As an account of the authority of associations, pluralism is distinct from other attempts to accommodate groups like multiculturalism, subsidiarity, corporatism, and associational democracy. It is consistent with the explanation of legal authority proposed by contemporary legal positivists, and recommends that the formal normative systems of highly organized groups be accorded the status of fully legal norms when they encounter the laws of the state. In this book, Muniz-Fraticelli argues that political pluralism is a convincing political tradition that makes distinctive and radical claims regarding the sources of political authority and the relationship between associations and the state. Drawing on the intellectual tradition of the British political pluralists, as well as recent developments in legal philosophy and social ontology, the book argues that political pluralism makes distinctive and radical claims regarding the sources of political authority and the relationship between associations and the state.

    • Protestantism

Luther and His Progeny

500 Years of Protestantism and Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society
Author: John C. Rao
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781621382546
Category: Protestantism
Page: 288
View: 328
With essays from John Rao, Chris Ferrara, Brian McCall, and eight others, Luther and His Progeny is a signal contribution toward understanding the full import of the Protestant revolt, and the best guide available for Catholics to the meaning of Luther's decisive break.

    • History

Soviet Criminal Law and Procedure

The RSFSR Codes
Author: Harold Joseph Berman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674826366
Category: History
Page: 399
View: 5049
A second edition has been made necessary by the large number of important changes in the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure introduced since July 3, 1965, the effective date of the first edition. I have taken advantage of the opportunity thus presented to make some changes in the Introduction as well.

    • Religion

Emancipating the World

A Christian Response to Radical Islam and Fundamentalist Atheism
Author: Darrow L. Miller
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
ISBN: 9781576587164
Category: Religion
Page: 269
View: 475
Christians today are engaged in a dual conflict, ultimately spiritual in nature, whose outcome will determine the shape of our societies in this century. In the West, fundamentalist atheism has replaced a biblical framework with moral relativism. From the East, radical Islam is waging jihad against the materialistic West. How should Christians respond? Darrow Miller challenges us to rethink and restore the church's mission -- the Great Commission -- amid these profound conflicts. We are to immerse the nations in kingdom culture, anticipating the consummation of Christ's reign, when all nations will bring the glories of their culture into the kingdom of God. We are to battle tyranny with love and service and battle lies with truth, goodness, and beauty. The great challenges of our age present an even greater opportunity: emancipating the world through Christ.

    • Protestantism

Protestantism After 500 Years


Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190264799
Category: Protestantism
Page: 384
View: 1785
The world stands before a landmark date: October 31, 2017, the quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation. Countries, social movements, churches, universities, seminaries, and other institutions shaped by Protestantism face a daunting question: how should the Reformation be commemorated 500 years after the fact? In this volume, leading historians and theologians, Protestant and Catholic, come together to grapple with this question and examine the historical significance of the Reformation. Protestantism has been credited for restoring essential Christian truth, blamed for disastrous church divisions, and invoked as the cause of modern liberalism, capitalism, democracy, individualism, modern science, secularism, and so much else. This book examines the historical significance of the Reformation and considers how we might expand and enrich the ongoing conversation about Protestantism's impact. The contributors conclude that we must remember the Reformation not only because of the enduring, sometimes painful religious divisions that emerged from this era, but also because a historical understanding of the Reformation is necessary for promoting ecumenical understanding and thinking wisely about the future of Christianity.

    • History

The History of Freedom and Other Essays


Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 638
View: 1255


    • History

The British System of Government and Its Historical Development


Author: Christopher Edward Taucar
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773596569
Category: History
Page: 313
View: 1743
The basic rules and implications of every state's system of government provide an authoritative and objective basis to guide and judge the actions of the state's decision makers, including courts. Christopher Taucar provides a detailed history of the British system's development from state power being exercised by centralized royal courts to its present-day distinct legislative, judicial, and executive bodies with diverse powers. The British System of Government and Its Historical Development fills a large and important gap in contemporary understandings of British legal and political history by providing a broad overview of a system that influenced political systems across the world. The main constitutional settlements are examined, including the development of parliamentary sovereignty, courts, and the common law, emphasizing the supremacy of law and natural law. Thus, the findings question the assumptions held by many contemporary scholars and judges by reaffirming the centuries-old view of the supremacy of law as an objective and external standard. The British System of Government and Its Historical Development argues that knowing this system is vital not only to our understanding of systems of government in Britain and elsewhere, but also as the basis to hold governments accountable to their most basic rules and imperatives.

    • Law

Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law
Author: H. Patrick Glenn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199580804
Category: Law
Page: 418
View: 9596
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