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The Validity and Function of Law: The Reformation Doctrine of Usus Legis


Frank S. Alexander


Emory Law

November 29, 1980

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 31, 1980

Abstract:     
Usus Legis is a doctrine that recognizes the multiple uses of law. One use of law, the theological use, governs and reforms man in relation to his own sin. The civic use of law governs man in his relationships with others. This article discusses the functions of the different uses of law and the implications of the doctrine of usus legis in contemporary legal jurisprudence.

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Keywords: usus legis, legal doctrine, legal theory, law and religion, religious, law, religion, legal, reformation, theology

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Alexander, Frank S., The Validity and Function of Law: The Reformation Doctrine of Usus Legis (November 29, 1980). Mercer Law Review, Vol. 31, 1980. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965555

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Atlanta, GA 30322
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