God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition

God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition

by John Witte Jr.
ISBN-10:
0802844219
ISBN-13:
9780802844217
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

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God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition


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.

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ISBN-13: 9780802844217
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Emory University Studies in Law and Religion
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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