Law and Theology in the Middle Ages

Law and Theology in the Middle Ages

by G.R. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415253284

ISBN-13: 9780415253284

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

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:
9780415253284
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction: law and theology1
Pt. IGood behaviour5
1The justice of God7
2Sin and breaking the law11
3The public interest?20
Pt. IITheology and putting law into order27
4Paradoxes29
5Mapping the law31
6The court system42
Pt. IIITheology and the teaching of law47
7Law schools49
8Creating the academic discipline of law52
9The professional advocate61
10A moot point: disputations as academic exercises69
11Legal argument and the mediaeval study of logic76
Pt. IVLaw and theology in procedure81
12The theory and the practice83
13Equity and the mediaeval idea of fairness85
14The development of procedural treatises: the process91
15Natural justice105
Pt. VInquiry, inquisition and summary procedure121
16Notoriety123
17Shortening the process130
Pt. VIOutcomes137
18Divine judgement, human judgement139
19Judicial discretion144
20Evidence147
21Sentencing152
22Appeal159
23Justice and mercy162
24Conclusion: confession, punishment and the hope of salvation167
Notes176
Bibliography239
Index252

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