The Prophetic Nature of Equity
P. G. Monateri
University of Turin, Faculty of Law; Law School, University of Torino (Italy)
May 2, 2007
THE CONCEPT OF EQUITY, Daniela Carpi, ed., pp. 69-82, Heidelberg, Winter 2007
This paper parallels the role played by Equity in English legal history with the role displayed by Prophets in relation to the Law and the Kingship in the Jewish tradition exemplified by biblical writings. From this perspective Equity performs the function of bringing to surface hidden meanings by means different from standard interpretation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: law and literature, judaism, interpretation, King David, Bible, Equity, Justice, Meaning, Legal History
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 5, 2008
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