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Faith and Law [electronic resource] : how religious traditions from Calvinism to Islam view American law / edited by Robert F. Cochran, Jr.

Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2008.
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1 online resource (312 p.)
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Subjects:
Religion and law -- United States.
Christianity and law.
United States -- Religion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The relationship between religion and the law is a hot-button topic in America, with the courts, Congress, journalists, and others engaging in animated debates on what influence, if any, the former should have on the latter. Many of these discussions are dominated by the legal perspective, which views religion as a threat to the law; it is rare to hear how various religions in America view American law, even though most religions have distinct views on law.In Faith and Law, legal scholars from sixteen different religious traditions contend that religious discourse has an important function in the making, practice, and adjudication of American law, not least because our laws rest upon a framework of religious values. The book includes faiths that have traditionally had an impact on American law, as well as new immigrant faiths that are likely to have a growing influence. Each contributor describes how his or her tradition views law and addresses one legal issue from that perspective. Topics include abortion, gay rights, euthanasia, immigrant rights, and blasphemy and free speech.
Contents:
Augustine and law / Elizabeth Mensch
Neo-Calvinism and science : a Christian perspective on Post-Daubert law/science relations / David S. Caudill
A Lutheran perspective on legal ethics / Robert W. Tuttle
Anabaptist law schools / Thomas L. Shaffer and John Howard Yoder
Toleration and dogmatism : the contribution of Baptists to law / Timothy L. Hall
Evangelicals, law, and abortion / Robert F. Cochran, Jr.
"Go down, moses!": law through the eyes of the African-American religious tradition / Anthony V. Baker
Reason, freedom, and apocalyptic vision : Churches of Christ and the practice and teaching of law / Thomas G. Bost
Footings of Mormon conceptions of law : vantage points for understanding constitutional law and the law of religious freedom / W. Cole Durham, Jr., Michael K. Young, and Brett G. Scharffs
Sovereign states? the state of the question from a Catholic perspective / Patrick Brennan
Catholic social thought and immigration / Jose Roberto Juarez, Jr
Self-incrimination in Jewish law, with application to the American legal system / Samuel L. Levine
Reform Judaism / Betzelem Ehlohim, and gay rights / Ellen P. Aprill
A Hindu perspective on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide / Kisor K. Chakrabarti
Interdependence and victim compensation : views from Buddhist Tibet and post-9/11 USA / Rebecca R. French
Enhancing democracy, respecting religion : a dialogue on Islamic values and freedom of speech / Anver M. Emon.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Cochran, Robert F., 1951-
ISBN:
0-8147-7292-7
0-8147-1698-9
OCLC:
913695127
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814772928 doi