Religion and International Law

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This volume, now available in paperback, builds on the eleven essays edited by Mark Janis at 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, ...
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CN The Hague 1999 Cloth As New in No d/j as Published jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. One of the great tasks weighing on modern international lawyers is to craft a universal law ... and legal process capable of ordering relations among diverse people with differing religions, histories, cultures, laws, and languages. In so doing, we need to take the world's peoples as we find them and not pretend out of existence their wide variety. This book builds on the 11 essays edited by Mark Janis in 1991 in "The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law", more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law. 513pp. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized Read more Show Less

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This volume, now available in paperback, builds on the eleven essays edited by Mark Janis at 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law.
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  • ISBN-13: 9789041111746
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Pages: 528

Table of Contents

Introduction to the paperback edition
Preface
Introduction
1 Religion and the sources of international law in antiquity 1
2 The Confucian view of world order 27
3 International law in ancient Hindu India 51
4 The influence of Judaism on the development of international law : an assessment 63
5 A survey of Islamic international law 95
6 Francisco Suarez on the law of nations 103
7 Religion and the literature of international law : some standard texts 121
8 Images of religion in international legal theory 145
9 The functions of religion in the international legal system 155
10 Natural law, religion and the development of international law 177
11 Protestants, progress and peace : enthusiasm for an international court in early nineteenth-century America 191
12 American versions of the international law of Christendom : Kent, Wheaton and the Grotian tradition 211
13 Christianity and theories of international law in nineteenth-century Britain 235
14 Spiritual energy and secular power 259
15 Losing faith in the secular : law, religion, and the culture of international governance 309
16 The global resurgence of religion, international law and international society 321
17 British Quakers, the Peace Tax and international law 339
18 Islamic fundamentalism and its impact on international law and politics 357
19 Religious freedom in European human rights law : the search for a guiding conception 385
20 The challenges of human rights law for religious traditions 401
21 Universal rights talk/plurality of voices : a philosophical-theological hearing 417
22 Looking for a global ethic? : try international law 483
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