• Introduction: The Foundations of Law

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Subject(s):
    Law, Religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Berman, Perry, Fineman, Marty, Emory, Common Law, Family Law, Religious Freedom
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4z2h-q142
    Abstract:
    This Article introduces the thought of Emory Woodruff professors Harold J Berman focused his intial works on Soviet Russia, but moved on to study law and religion later in his career. His works challenge readers to look beyond current crises to contemplate a new common law and faith on a global scale. Professor Perry also focused on the study of law and religion. His proposal of a universal theory of human rights rests on the proposition that every person has inherent dignity. Professor Fineman has studied the issues of divorce and family law. She claims that the responsibility for dependency should be distributed across societal institutions. Professor Marty works in the field of religious freedom and church-state issues, attempting to understand the soul of the law. He asserts that people of religious conviction must participate within the law.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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