Law And Theology In The Middle Ages

Law And Theology In The Middle Ages

by G.R. Evans
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415253276

ISBN-13: 9780415253277

Pub. Date: 05/16/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An unrivalled introduction to a fascinating subject, Law and Theology in the Middle Ages explores the relationship between law and theology in medieval Europe. Focusing on legal and theological responses to justice, mercy, fairness, and sin, this text examines the tension between ecclesiastical and secular authority in medieval Europe, illustrating areas of

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An unrivalled introduction to a fascinating subject, Law and Theology in the Middle Ages explores the relationship between law and theology in medieval Europe. Focusing on legal and theological responses to justice, mercy, fairness, and sin, this text examines the tension between ecclesiastical and secular authority in medieval Europe, illustrating areas of dispute in a clear and accessible way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415253277
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Abbreviations, Introduction: Law and Theology, I. Good behavior, 1. The Justice of God, 2. Sin and breaking the law, 3. The public interest?, II. Theology and putting law into order, 4. Paradoxes, 5. Mapping the law, 6. The court system, III. Theology and the teaching of law, 7. Law schools, 8. Creating the academic discipline of law, 9. The professional advocate, 10. A moot point: Disputations as academic exercises, 11. Legal arguement and the mediaeval study of logic, IV. Law and theology in procedure, 12. The theology and the practice, 13. Equity and the mediaeval idea of fairness, 14. The development of procedural treatises: the process, 15. Natural justice, V. Inquiry, inquisition and summary procedure, 16. Notoriety, 17. Shortening the process, VI. Outcomes, 18. Divine judgement, human judgement, 19. Judicial discretion, 20. Evidence, 21. Sentencing, 22. Appeal, 23. Justice and mercy, 24. Conclusion: Confession, punishment and the hope of salvation, Bibliography

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