John Witte

Emory University School of Law

Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law; McDonald Distinguished Professor; Director, CSLR

1301 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

United States

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1.

John Calvin on Marriage and Family Life

“Marriage and Family Life,” in Herman J. Selderhuis, ed., The Calvin Handbook (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009), 455-465, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
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Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin, marriage, theology, law, sex, jurisprudence, political theory, polygamy, prostitution, theology, protestantism, family, family life, covenant, good, goals

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Facts and Fictions About the History of Separation of Church and State

Journal of Church and State, Vol. 48, pp. 15-46, 2006, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law, religion, theology, church and state, separationism, establishment, free exercise, first amendment, american founding, jurisprudence

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More than a Mere Contract: Marriage as Contract and Covenant in Law and Theology

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 5, p. 595, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-28, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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marriage, law of marriage, law and religion, covenant marriage, family law, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Bible, Qu’ran, Roman law, canon law, civil law, common law, Joseph Story, John Calvin

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Rights in the Western Tradition

“Rights,” in Erwin Fahlbusch, ed., The Encyclopedia of Christianity (Grand Rapids/Cambridge/ Leiden/Boston: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and Brill, 2005), vol. 4, 701-709, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-21
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Rights, western tradition, liberties, natural law, human nature, universal rights

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Law, Religion, and Human Rights

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 28, p. 1, Fall 1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law; religion; human rights; international law; religious freedom; Christianity; Judaism; Islam; constitutional law; equality; liberty

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The Reformation of Marriage Law in Martin Luther's Germany: Its Significance Then and Now

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 4, 1987, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther, Protestantism, Catholicism, Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage, Impediments, Annulment, Celibacy, Monasticism, Protestantism, Canon Law, Civil Law, Germany, Scandinavia, Two Kingdoms, Uses of the Law

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Law and Legal Theory

The Encyclopedia of Christianity (Grand Rapids/Leiden: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company/E.J. Brill, 2004), vol. 3, 219-226., Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Concepts of Law, Law and Religion, Greece, Rome, Papal Revolution, Protestant Reformation, Enlightenment, Legal Ritual, Legal Dimensions of Religious, Religious Dimensions of Law

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Between Sanctity and Depravity: A Protestant Contribution to the Theory of Human Dignity

Villanova Law Review 48 (2003): 727-762
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law and Religion, Legal History, Theology, Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, Human Dignity, Human Rights, Religious Freedom, Decalogue

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Law and Religion: The Challenges of Christian Jurisprudence

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 2, pp. 439-452, 2005, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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jurisprudence, law, religion, christianity, positivism

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Introduction to 'Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction'

John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green, eds., Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012), 3-24, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-381
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte and M. Christian Green
Emory University School of Law and Emory University
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Religion; Human Rights; Religious Freedom; United Nations; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Eleanor Roosevelt; Religious Persecution; Apostasy; Blasphemy; Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights; Cairo Declaration of Human Rights; Second Vatican Council; Dignitatis Humanae; John Noonan

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Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Human Rights

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 583, 2009, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte and M. Christian Green
Emory University School of Law and Emory University
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Religious Freedom; Religious Liberty; Human Rights; Religion; Apostasy; Blasphemy; Conversion; Defamation; Evangelization; Ius Gentium; Law of Nations; United Nations; International Human Rights

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Tax Exemption of Church Property: Historical Anomaly or Valid Constitutional Practice?

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, p. 363, 1991, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 May 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Tax, exemption, church, property, America, Walz v. Commission

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Moderate Religious Liberty: John Calvin and the Geneva Experiment

"Moderate Religious Liberty: John Calvin and the Geneva Experiment," in Calvin Theological Journal 31 (1996): 359-403 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-2
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 May 2004 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religious liberty, John Calvin, Geneva, Protestant, theology, Martin Luther, principles, rule of law, individual liberty

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Christianity and Democracy: Past Contributions and Future Challenges

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 55, Spring 1992
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Christianity; democracy; American Revolution; French Revolution; English Revolution; third wave of democracy; human nature; religious freedom; human rights; liberty; equality; Roman Catholicism; Protestantism; Africa; North America; Western Europe

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Faith-Based Family Laws in Western Democracies?

Fides et Libertas: The Journal of the International Religious Liberty Association, pp. 119-132, 2010, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-09, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-160
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2017
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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family law, marriage, law of marriage, law and religion, sharia, Islamic law, faith and marriage

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One Public Religion, Many Private Religions: John Adams and the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-22, "One Public Religion, Many Private Religions: John Adams and the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution," in Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark D. Hall, and Jeffery R. Morrison, eds., The Founders on God and Government (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), 23-52.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, History, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, American Founders, religious freedom, church and state, Public Religion, Constitution

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That Serpentine Wall of Separation

“That Serpentine Wall of Separation,” Michigan Law Review 101 (2003): 1869-1905 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 03-3
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Legal History, Thomas Jefferson, Wall of Separation, Catholicism, Anti-Catholicism, Philip Hamburger, Daniel Dreisbach, Justice Jackson, Everson v. Board of Education

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The Freedom of a Christian: Martin Luther's Reformation of Law & Liberty

Evangelische Theologie 74 (2014): 127-135, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-316
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; religious liberty; equality; human rights; human nature; servanthood; priesthood of all believers

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From Establishment to Freedom of Public Religion

“From Establishment to Freedom of Public Religion,” Capital University Law Review 32 (2004): 499-518, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-1
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 May 2004 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Public Religion, Establishment, Freedom, religous liberty, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, wall of separation, church and state, mild and equitable establishment, Supreme Court

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Between Sanctity and Depravity: Human Dignity in Early Protestant Perspective

Robert P. Kraynak and Glenn Tinder, eds., In Defense of Human Dignity: Essays for our Times (Notre Dame/London: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), 119-138
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther, Freedom of a Christian, Dignity, Freedom, Equality, International Human Rights, Dignitatis Humanae, Cain and Abel, Image of God, Rights and Duties

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Religious Rights in the Founding Era

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Jan 2004
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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The Transformation of Western Legal Philosophy in Lutheran Germany

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 6, 1989, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte and Harold Berman
Emory University School of Law and Emory University, School of Law (deceased)
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Martin Luther; Philip Melanchthon; Johann Oldendorp; legal philosophy; Protestant Reformation; natural law; positive law; uses of the law; church-state relations; conscience; equity; Decalogue; church, state, and family; two kingdoms theory; human depravity; natural light; natural knowledge

An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-17
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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marriage, family, Christianity, Enlightenment

An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage

Steven M. Tipton and John Witte, Jr., eds., Family Transformed: Religion, Values, and Family Life in Interdisciplinary Perspective (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press), 244-269, 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, Marriage, Family, John Milton, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Enlightenment, Liberty, Equality, Reform, Contract, Covenant, Sacrament, Marital Status, Joseph Story, Chancellor Kent, John Calvin

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Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations

“Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations,” Law and History Review 26 (2008): 545-570 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Covenant Liberty in Puritan New England

“Covenant Liberty in Puritan New England,” in Frederick S. Carney, Heinz Schilling, and Dieter Wyduckel, eds., Jurisprudenz, Politische Theorie und Politische Theologie (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2004), 169-189 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-3
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 May 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
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Emory University School of Law
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Religious Sources and Dimensions of Human Rights

G. J. Buis, J. T. Sunier, and P.G.A. Veenstra, eds., "Risky Liasions? Democracy and Religion: Reflections and Case Studies" (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2013), 29-53, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-317
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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religion; human rights; religious freedom; Christianity; history of rights; ius; libertas

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Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: Child Marriage and Parental Consent in Calvin's Geneva

“Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother? Child Marriage and Parental Consent in John Calvin’s Geneva,” Journal of Religion 86 (2006): 580-605 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-16
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin, marriage, honor, consent

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Moderate Religious Liberty in the Theology of John Calvin

Calvin Theological Journal, Vol. 31, pp. 359-403, 1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John, Calvin, Geneva, Moderate, Religion, Liberty, Religious Liberty

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Christianity and Law: An Introduction

“Introduction,” to John Witte, Jr. And Frank S. Alexander, Eds., Christianity and Law: An Introduction (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 1-32
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Dec 2015
John Witte and Frank S. Alexander
Emory University School of Law and Emory Law
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Law and Religion; Law and Christianity; Interdisciplinary Legal Study; Church-State Relations; Roman Law; Christianization of Rome; Caesaropapism; Papal Revolution; Medieval Canon Law; Equity; Common Law; Two Cities Theory; Two Swords Theory; Two Kingdoms Theory; Lutheranism; Calvinism; Anglicanism

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Modern Classics – Review of Brian Tierney: ‘The Crisis of Church and State, 1050-1300’

Journal of Church and State, Vol. 51, pp. 341-344, 2010, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 May 2011 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Brian Tierney, legal thought, political thought, medieval, modern, religious liberty, separation of church and state

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Between Sacrament and Contract: Marriage as a Covenant in John Calvin's Geneva

Calvin Theological Journal, Vol. 32, pp. 9-75, 1998, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John, Calvin, Marriage, Geneva, Divorce, Theology, Religion, Sacrament, Contract, Covenant

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Law, Religion and Human Rights: A Historical Protestant Perspective

Annual of the American Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 26, pp. 257-262, 1998, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Mar 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestant Reformation, Human Rights, Individual

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Calvin the Lawyer

David Hall, ed., Tributes to John Calvin: A Celebration of his Quincentennary (Louisville, KY: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company, 2010), 34-58, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Calvin, law, jurist, Geneva, church, state

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Foreword to Sex, Marriage and Family in John Calvin's Geneva I: Courtship, Engagement and Marriage

SEX, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY IN JOHN CALVIN'S GENEVA, Vol. 1, COURTSHIP, ENGAGEMENT, AND MARRIAGE, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005, Introduction , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte and Robert M Kingdon
Emory University School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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John Calvin, protestantism, reformation, law, theology, religion, marriage, sex, courtship, contract, covenant, family, sermon, Catechisms, Consistory cases

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Prophets, Priests, and Kings of Liberty: John Milton and the Reformation of Rights and Liberties in England

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 57, p. 1527-1604, 2008
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Milton; Family Law; Marriage; Divorce; Religious Liberty; Liberty of Conscience; Free Exercise of Religion; Equality; Separation of Church and State; Disestablishment of Religion; Freedom of Speech; Freedom of Press; Censorship; Licensing; Civil Rights; Voting Rights;Anglicanism;Presbyterianism

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Preface to the Reformation of Rights

THE REFORMATION OF RIGHTS: LAW, RELIGION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN EARLY MODERN CALVANISM, PREFACE, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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rights, reformation, calvin, beza, milton, althusius, winthrop, john adams, protestantism, liberty, church, state, politics, law, religion

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How to Govern a City on the Hill: Puritan Contributions to American Constitutional Law, Liberty, and Church-State Relations

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 39, p. 41, 1990, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2021
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Emory University School of Law
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Puritanism; Constitution; Covenant; Natural Rights and Liberties; Separation of Church and State; Separation of Powers; Checks and Balances; Democratic Election; Town Meetings; Congregational Meetings; John Winthrop; Thomas Hooker; Samuel Willard

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Sex and Marriage in the Protestant Tradition: 1500-1900

Adrian Thatcher, ed., Oxford Handbook on Theology, Sexuality, and Gender (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 204-223, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-311
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Anglicanism; Bible; Calvinism; canon law; Catholicism; celibacy; child custody; child support; children’s rights; church and state; common law; covenant and marital covenant; coverture; commonwealth; David Hume; divorce; Henry Home; hierarchy; impediments and annulment; John Calvin; John Locke; Luth

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Why No Polygamy

in Robin Fretwell Wilson, ed., The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 446-466.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Dec 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Monogamy; Polygamy; Same-Sex Marriage; Mormonism; Muslims; Bible; Judaism; Roman Law; Emperor Justinian; Natural Law; Natural Rights; Cajetan; Luther; Thomas Aquinas; Theodore Beza; John Locke; Mary Wollstonecraft; Sexual Liberty; Religious Freedom; Teaching Function Of Law; Multiculturalism

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The Integrative Christian Jurisprudence of John Selden

in: R.H. Helmholz and Mark Hill, eds., Great Christian Jurists in English History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 139-61
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2019
Harold Berman and John Witte
Emory University, School of Law (deceased) and Emory University School of Law
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John Selden; English common law; legal history; canon law; legal tradition; Roman law; natural law; legal positivism; historical jurisprudence; Jewish law; Torah; Talmud; Maimonides; Sir Edward Coke; Hugo Grotius; Parliament; natural rights and liberties

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The Meanings of Marriage

First Things, Vol. 126, pp. 30-41, 2002, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage; Divorce; Engagement; Annulment; Separation; Women; Children; Christianity; Enlightenment; Protestantism; Catholicism; Sacrament; Covenant

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A Demonstrative Theory of Natural Law: Johannes Althusius and the Rise of Calvinist Jurisprudence

in Deirdre King Hainsworth and Scott R. Paeth, eds., Public Theology for a Global Society: Essays in Honor of Max L. Stackhouse (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009), 21-36, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Calvinism, Althusius, Calvin, natural law, natural rights

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From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation and Its Impact on Legal Culture

in Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll, eds., Protestantism After 500 Years (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 52-74, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-308
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; two kingdoms theory; church and state; canon law; civil law; Protestant Reformation; Germany; Scandinavia; church law; Gospel and Law; education; schools; marriage; family; charity; social welfare

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Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERIMENT, 3rd ed. 2011 Westview Press, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-22, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-133
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2014
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Religious Liberty, First Amendment, Religion Clauses, Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, Religious Organizations, Church and State, Religious Rights, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, McCreary County v. ACLU

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’The Law Written on the Heart’: Natural Law and Equity in Early Lutheran Thought

Wim Dekock, ed., The Legal Teachings of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, September 2014), 231-265, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-386
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Lutheran Reformation; Martin Luther; Philip Melanchthon; Johann Oldendorp; Divine Law; Natural Law; Positive Law; Biblical Law; Conscience; Equity; Two Kingdoms Theory; Decalogue; Two Tables of Decalogue; Criminal Law; Church Law; Contract Law; Religious Establishment; Religious Liberty

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The Development of Herman Dooyeweerd's Concept of Rights

South African Law Journal, Vol. 110, p. 543-562, 1993, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, History, Herman, Dooyeweerd, Calvin, Calvinism, jurisprudence, rights, liberties, competences, natural law, natural rights

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The Perils of Celibacy: Clerical Celibacy and Marriage in Early Protestant Perspective

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-20 “The Perils of Celibacy: Clerical Celibacy and Marriage in Early Protestant Perspective,” in Lisa Cahill and John Garvey, eds., Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition (Lexington, KY: Crossroad Publishers, 2006), 107-119 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Catholic, clerical, sexual crimes, children

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Marriage Contracts, Liturgies, and Properties in Reformation Geneva

“Marriage Contracts, Liturgies, and Properties in Reformation Geneva,” in To Have and to Hold: Marrying and its Documentation in Western Christendom, 400-1600, Philip L. Reynolds and John Witte, Jr., eds. (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 453-488 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-18
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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marriage, John Calvin, contract

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The Goods and Goals of Marriage

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage; Family; Law and Religion; The Goods of Marriage; Augustine; Isidore of Seville; Thomas Aquinas; Martin Luther; Martin Bucer; Divorce; Remarriage; Cohabitation; Children

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Ishmael's Bane: The Sin and Crime of Illegitimacy Reconsidered

Punishment and Society 5 (2003): 327-346
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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bastard(y), illegitimacy, canon law, history of common law, adoption, equal protection

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Law and the Protestant Reformation

in Heikki Pihlajamäki, Markus Dubber & Mark Godfrey, eds., Oxford Handbook of European Legal History (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 583-610, 2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Reformation; Lutheranism; Anabaptism; Anglicanism; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Menno Simons; Philip Melanchthon; Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer; Richard Hooker; Calvinism; Church-State Relations; Crime and Punishment; Marriage and Family; Education; Social Welfare; Christianity and Law; P

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Why Monogamy Is Natural

Washington Post (October 3, 2012), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-384
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Monogamy; Pair-Bonding; Infant Dependency; Parental Attachment; Paternal Certainty

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Canon Law in Lutheran Germany: A Surprising Case of Legal Transplantation

LEX ET ROMANITAS: ESSAYS FOR ALAN WATSON, p. 181, Michael Hoeflitch, ed., Robbins Collection Publications, 2000, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Roman Catholicism; Lutheranism; canon law; civil law; Roman law; ecclesiology; visible church; Protestant Reformation; Martin Luther; church and state; Philip Melanchthon; Alan Watson; Johann Oldendorp; Melchior Kling; marriage; family; schools; social welfare; charity

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Who Governs the Family? Marriage as a New Test Case of Overlapping Jurisdictions

Faulkner Law Review 4 (2013): 321-349, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-05, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-237
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Family law, anti-sharia, marriage, divorce, sharia, jurisdictions, multiculturalism, premarital contracts

55.

In the Steps of Gratian: Writing the History of Canon Law in the 1990s

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 647-688, 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
Charles J. Reid and John Witte
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and Emory University School of Law
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Gratian; Canon Law; Catholic Church; Papacy; Civil Law; Law and Religion; James Brundage; Jean Gaudemet; John Noonan; R.H. Helmholz

56.

'Go Ye, Therefore, and Make Disciples of All Nations': Proselytism in the New World Order

RELIGION AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE, Thomas Banchoff, ed., Oxford University Press, 2007, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Sep 2007
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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proselytism, religion, rights, human rights, law, international law

57.

Blest Be the Ties that Bind: Covenant and Community in Puritan Thought

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 36, 1987, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Covenant, Puritan, Religion, Law, Puritanism, Covenant Theology, Covenant of Grace, Covenant of Works, Natural Law, Election, Sin

58.

'A Most Mild and Equitable Establishment of Religion': John Adams and the Massachusetts Experiment

Journal of Church and State, Vol. 41, pp. 213-252, 1999
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Adams; Massachusetts; Establishment of Religion; Religious Liberty; Religious Rights; Freedom of Conscience; Free Exercise of Religion; Tithing; Sunday Worship; Oaths; Religious Corporations; Thomas Jefferson; Theophilus Parsons

59.

Whether Piety or Charity: Classification Issues in the Exemption of Churches and Charities from Property Taxation

RELIGION AND THE INDEPENDENT SECTOR IN AMERICA, pp. 135-165, C. Cherry and R. Sherill, eds., American Academy of Religion/Scholars Press, 1992, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Aug 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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America, tax, exemption, law, church

60.

Church, State, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva: Domestic Disputes and Sex Crimes in Geneva's Consistory and Council

Law and Disputing in the Middle Ages, Per Andersen, ed., Djóf Publishing, pp. 245-280, 2013, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-304
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Geneva; marriage; family law; consistory; sex crimes; Protestantism; adultery; wife abuse; spiritual discipline; excommuncation

61.

A Prequel to Law and Revolution: A Long Lost Manuscript of Harold J. Berman Comes to Light

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 29 (2014) 142-169, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-313
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte and Christopher Manzer
Emory University School of Law and Emory University
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Harold J. Berman; law and language; legal history; legal positivism; interdisciplinary legal studies; Cold War; Soviet Union; law and religion; rhetoric; legal anthropology; ritual; courtroom

62.

Religion

Dinah Shelton, ed., "The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law" (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): 9-31 (with M. Christian Green), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-314
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
M. Christian Green and John Witte
Emory University - Center for the Study of Law and Religion and Emory University School of Law
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Hinduism; Buddhism; Confusianism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; International Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Religion and Human Rights; Law and Religion; United Nations

63.

Introduction to 'A Christian Theory of Social Institutions'

A Christian Theory of Social Institutions, John Witte, Jr., ed., Magnus Verbrugge, trans. (Toronto: Paideia Press, 1986), 7-30, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-368
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Dec 2015
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Herman Dooyeweerd; Religion and Philosophy; Social Theory; Created Order; Natural Law; Social Differentiation; Divine Sovereignty; Modal Theory; Social Dimensions of Life; Social Pluralism; Natural and Contractual Societies; German Idealism; Romanticism; Ernst Troeltsch; Otto von Gierke; Ferdinand T

64.

From Sacrament to Contract: The Legal Transformations of the Western Family

Criterion, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 1-11, Autumn 1995, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Western, family, marriage, contract, sacrament, religion, law, law and religion, Martin Luther, Roman Catholicism, Protestant Reformation

65.

'Foreword,' to Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System

“Foreword,” to Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), ix-xii , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-425
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Hugo Grotius; Rafael Domingo; law and religion; natural law theory; religion and state; establishment of religion; secularism; theism; Christianity; religious pluralism Foreword

66.

The Essential Rights and Liberties of Religion in the American Constitutional Experiment

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 71, 1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 21 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Freedom; First Amendment; Liberty of Conscience; Separation of Church and State; Free Exercise of Religion; Religious Pluralism and Equality; No Establishment of Religion; International Human Rights Norms; Francis Bacon; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; John Adams; US Supreme Court

67.

The Legal Challenges of Religious Polygamy

Ecclesiastical Law Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 72-75, 2009, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; Mormonism; First Amendment; Marriage; Constitutional Law; Malum in se

68.

Preface to from Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (German Edition)

FROM SACRAMENT TO CONTRACT: MARRIAGE, RELIGION AND LAW IN THE WESTERN TRADITION, PREFACE, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, German Edition, Forthcoming, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law, religion, theology, liberty, politics, rights, marriage, family, legal history, church and state, first amendment

69.

The Shifting Walls of Separation between Church and State in the United States

Percorsi costituzionali (Costituzione e Religione) 2/3 (2013): 133-148, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-312
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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First Amendment; religious freedom; separation of church and state; American constitutional law

70.

Religious Law and Religious Courts as a Challenge to the State (National Report for United States of America)

Religious Law and Religious Courts as a Challenge to the State: Legal Pluralism from a Comparative Perspective, Ed. Uwe Kischel (Verlag Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2016), 83-111, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-26
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Sep 2016
Joel A. Nichols and John Witte
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) and Emory University School of Law
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religion, religious liberty, religious freedom, constitutional law, marriage, divorce, faith-based arbitration, anti discrimination, Shari'a, religious rights, RFRA, First Amendment, free exercise, establishment

71.

Freedom, Persecution, and the Status of Christian Minorities

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity, Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell (2016), 330-349, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-307
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte and M. Christian Green
Emory University School of Law and Emory University - Center for the Study of Law and Religion
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religious freedom; human rights; Christian persecution; church-state relations: Afghanistan, Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam

72.

Freedom of a Christian: the Lutheran Reformation as Revolution

Journal of the Historical Society, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 109-121, Summer 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Reformation; Democratic Revolution; Germany; Martin Luther; Political Freedom; Spiritual Freedom

73.

'God is Hidden in the Earthly Kingdom': The Lutheran Two-Kingdoms Theory as Foundation of Scandinavian Secularity

Rosemarie van den Breemer, José Casanova, and Trygve Wyller eds., "Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law and Public Space" (Göttingen/Bristol, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013), 56-84, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-309
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; two kingdoms theory; church and state; canon law; civil law; Protestant Reformation; Germany; Scandinavia; human nature; natural law; natural reason; clergy and laity; social hierarchy; uses of the law

74.

Hugo Grotius and the Natural Law of Marriage: A Case Study of Harmonizing Confessional Differences in Early Modern Europe

Troy L. Harris, ed., Studies in Canon Law and Common Law in Honor of R.H. Helmholz (Berkeley, CA: The Robbins Collection), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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R.H. Helmholz; Hugo Grotius; marriage; family; incest; adultery; fornication; polygamy; polygyny; polyandry; natural law; Bible; Protestant Reformation; confessionalization; Thomas Aquinas; John Locke; Richard Cumberland.

75.

Why Two in One Flesh: The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2015, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-424
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; Western Family; Family Law; rights; same-sex.

76.

A New Concordance on Discordant Canons: Harold Berman on Law and Religion

Emory Law Journal 42 (1993): 523-560 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Harold J. Berman; Integration; Synthesis; Law and Religion; Dialectics, Law, rReligion

77.

'Come Now Let Us Reason Together': Restoring Religious Freedom in America and Abroad

Notre Dame Law Review, 92:1, 2016, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-423
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Religious freedom; First Amendment; Free Exercise Clause; Establishment Clause; Religious Freedom Restoration Act; religious exemptions; religious accommodations; religious corporations; Supreme Court; John Adams; religious violence; sexual liberty; same-sex relations; same-sex marriage; r

78.

Review of Adrian Thatcher: ‘Marriage after Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times’

Theology Today, Vol. 57, pp. 417-420, October 2000, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage; Family; Adrian Thatcher; Sex; Post-modernism

79.

The Covenant of Marriage: Its Biblical Roots, Historical Influence, and Modern Uses

INTAMS Review on Marriage and Spirituality 18 (2012): 147-165, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-383
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Covenant; Covenant Marriage; Covenant in the Bible; Mosaic Law; Old Testament Prophets; Hosea; Ezekiel; Malachi; Monogamy; Procreation; Mutuality; Marital Love; Marital Liturgies; Marital Communication; Divorce; Fidelity; Sacrament of Marriage; Protestantism; Calvinism; Second Vatican Council

80.

The Catholic Origins and Calvinist Orientation of Dutch Reformed Church Law

Calvin Theological Journal, Vol. 28, pp. 328-351, 1993, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Calvin, Dutch, Reformed, Church

81.

Christianity and Human Rights: Past Contributions and Future Challenges

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 30, 2015, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 May 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Christianity; human rights; freedom; subjective rights; objective right; Bible; Catholicism; Second Vatican Council; rights skepticism; rights critique; Enlightenment; political liberalism; Leo Strauss; Stanley Hauweras; Patrick Parkinson; Helen Alvare; Robert Franklin; prisoners; African-Americans

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'To Serve Right and to Fight Wrong': Why Religion, Human Rights, and Human Dignity Need Each Other

Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini, eds., Pope Benedict XVI’s Legal Speeches in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 106-122, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-387
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Pope Benedict XVI; Religion and Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Human Dignity; Foundations of Rights; Second Vatican Council; United Nations; Religion in Public Life; Law and Religion

83.

Historical Foundations and Enduring Fundamentals of American Religious Freedom

“Historical Foundations and Enduring Fundamentals of American Religious Freedom,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 33 (2020): 156-167
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, First Amendment, Religious Freedom, John Adams, James Madison, United States Supreme Court

84.

Introduction to 'Sex, Marriage, and Family in the World Religions'

Sex, Marriage, and Family in the World Religions, Don S. Browning, M. Christian Green, and John Witte, Jr., eds. (New York/London: Columbia University Press, 2006), xvi-xxix, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-370
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
Deceased, Emory University and Emory University School of Law
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Marriage, Family Life, Sex and Sexuality, Divorce, Annulment, Celibacy, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Modernization, Globalization, Marital Promises, Marital Consent, Marital Property, Women’s Rights, Children, Children’s Rights, Marriage Liturgies, Rituals, Marital

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Law, Religion, and Metaphors

in Günter Thomas and Heike Springhart, eds., Risiko und Vertrauen/Risk and Trust: Festschrift für Michael Welker zum 70. Geburtstag (Leipzig: Evangeliche Verlagsanhalt, 2017), 177-195.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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metaphor; law and religion; George Lakoff; Robert Cover; the body of law; fundamental beliefs; constitutional law; triads in the law; Trinity; Trinitarian jurisprudence; Michael Welker; Sir Edward Coke

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The Universal Rule of Natural Law and Written Constitutions in the Thought of Johannes Althusius

“The Universal Rule of Natural and Written Constitutions in the Thought of Johannes Althusius,” , in Janne Nijman and Tony Carty, eds., Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Chinese and European Early Modern Origins of a Rule of Law for World Order (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 167-186
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Johannes Althusius; written constitutions; symbiosis; natural law; natural rights; separation of powers; covenant; contract.

87.

A Primer on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism

Cumberland Law Review, Vol. 31, pp. 619-629, 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Proselytism; Evangelism; Missionaries; Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Liberty of Conscience; Conversion; Apostasy; Russian Orthodox Church; Islam; Western Christianity

88.

Martin Luther's Influence on Legal Reforms and Civil Law

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion (March, 2017), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Church, State, Law, Politics, Marriage, Education, Charity, Two Kingdoms, Natural Law, Positive Law, Equity, Criminal Law, Punishment, Uses of the Law, Legal Reformations, Church Ordinances

89.

The Costs and Benefits of a Christian Coalition: A Response to Ralph Reed

Ethics at Emory, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-43, 1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Ralph Reed, Calvin, Luther, Christian Coalition, moral majority, Protestant political thought, American republicanism

90.

From Homer to Hegel: Ideas of Law and Culture in the West

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 1618, 1991, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Donald, Kelley, Western, Legal, West, Culture, Homer, Hegel, Custom, Religion

91.

The Biography and Biology of Liberty: Abraham Kuyper and the American Experiment

Luis Lugo, ed., Religion, Pluralism, and Public Life: Abraham Kuyper's Legacy for the Twenty-First Century (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000), 243-262. , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Abraham Kuyper, John Calvin, Puritan

92.

Foreword

Robert Cochran and David VanDrunen, eds., "Law, and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions" (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013), 7-11, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-306
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Christianity; Bible; law; religion and law; critical legal studies

93.

God's Joust, God's Justice: The Revelations of Legal history

Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 295, 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2015
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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History; Christianity and History; Legal History; Law and Religion; Augustine; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Protestantism

94.

John Calvin

'John Calvin,' in Olivier Descampes and Rafael Domingo, eds., Great Christian Jurists in French History (Cambridge University Press, 2019), 117-33.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin, Geneva, natural law, natural rights, uses of law, church and state, Christian republic

95.

Protestantism, Law, and Legal Thought

The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism, pp. 298-305, A.E. McGrath, D.C. Marks, eds., 2002, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Lutheranism; Calvinism; Anglicanism; Western law; Legal Theory; Legislative Power; Judicial Power; Religious Freedom; Separation of Church and State; Slavery and Abolition

96.

The Study of Law and Religion in the United States: An Interim Report

Ecclesiastical Law Journal 14 (2012): 327-354, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-382
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law and Religion; Interdisciplinary Legal Study; Legal Positivism; Separation of Church and State; Natural Law Theory; Religious Freedom; Religion-State Relations; Freedom of Public Religion; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; United States Supreme Court; Protestantism; Catholicism; Orthodox Christianity

97.

Introduction to Legal Studies Section

Michael Welker and Gregor Etzelmüller, eds., "Concepts of Law in the Sciences, Legal Studies, and Theology" (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 227-238, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-310
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; natural law; legal positivism; canon law; civil law; legal codes; Harold Berman; Christoph Strohm; Mathias Schmoeckel; H.L.A. Hart; Immanuel Kant

98.

The Three Uses of the Law: A Protestant Source of the Purposes of Criminal Punishment?

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 433, 1994, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte and Thomas C. Arthur
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Moral Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Punishment; Anglo-American Common Law; American Legal History; Retribution; Deterrence; Rehabilitation; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Samuel Willard; Thomas Becon; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

99.

The Legal Turn of the Reformation

in Luther – 95 Treasures, 95 People (Wittenberg: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt, 2017), 451-455, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; law and Gospel; church-state theory; two kingdoms theory; Reformation; legal reform

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Review of R. H. Helmholz: ‘The Spirit of the Classical Canon Law’

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 16, 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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R. H. Helmholz; Middle Ages; Canon Law; Roman Law; ius commune; Canonists; Papal Law

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Review of Gunther Haas: 'The Concept of Equity in Calvin's Ethics'

Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol. 12, p. 107-110, 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Günther Haas; Equity; Social Ethics; Canon Law; Aristotle

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Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England

in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contents in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Berkeley, CA: The Robbins Collection, 2016), 429-448, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; polygyny; polyandry; marriage; divorce; precontract; secret marriage; licensed marriage; church courts; royal courts; Parliament; desertion; execution; transportation; prison; fine; statutes of limitation

103.

The Plight of Canon Law in the Early Dutch Republic

CANON LAW IN PROTESTANT LANDS, pp. 135-164, R.H. Helmholz, ed., Dunker & Humbolt, 1990, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Catholic, canon law, Dutch, Protestant Reformation, Netherlands, Dutch Reformation, church law

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The Future of Muslim Family Law in Western Democracies

Gewissen und Freiheit 39 (2011): 113-133 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-377
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Sharia; Democracy; Faith-Based Family Laws; Religious Legal Systems; Family Law; Marriage Law; Polygamy; Sovereignty; Jewish Law; Accommodation; Religion and Education; Religious Freedom; First Amendment

105.

Faith in Law: The Legal and Political Legacy of the Protestant Reformations

John Witte, Jr. and Amy Wheeler, eds., The Reformation of the Church and the World (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), 105-38
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Reformation; Lutheranism; Anabaptism; Anglicanism; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Menno Simons; Philip Melanchthon; Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer; Richard Hooker; Calvinism; Church-State Relations; Crime & Punishment; Marriage & Family; Education; Social Welfare; Christianity & Law; Poli Th

106.

The Church's Legal Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

THE MORAL CHALLENGES OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY, p. 107, W. L. Taitte, ed., University of Texas Press, 1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Aug 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Twenty-first century, Christian church, legal, challenge

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A Dickensian Era of Religious Rights: An Update on Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 707, 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion; Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Religious Conflict; Catholicism; Protestantism; Orthodox Christianity; Human Rights Hermeneutic; Proselytism; Liberty of Conscience; Conversion

108.

Luther the Lawyer: The Lutheran Reformation of Law, Politics, and Society

in Law and Justice: A Christian Law Review 178 (2017): 6-36
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Church, State, Law, Politics, Marriage, Education, Charity, Two Kingdoms, Natural Law, Positive Law, Equity, Criminal Law, Punishment, Uses of the Law, Legal Reformations, Church Ordinances

109.

Review of Leonard Levy: Blasphemy

The Christian Century, Vol. 112, pp. 89-91, 1995, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Blasphemy, Leonard, Levy, Religion, Free Speech

110.

Male Headship: Reform of the Protestant Tradition

DOES CHRISTIANITY TEACH MALE HEADSHIP? THE EQUAL REGARD FAMILY AND ITS CRITICS, 28-39, David Blankenhoom, Don S. Browning, and Mary Stewart van Leeuwen, eds., 2004, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Male Headship; Christianity; John Stuart Mill, James Fitzjames Stephens; Patriarchy; Marriage; Family; Parent-Child; Gender; Equality

111.

The Civic Seminary: The Sources of Modern Public Education in the Lutheran Reformation of Germany

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 173, 1995-1996, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Lutheran Reformation; Martin Luther; Philip Melanchthon; Johannes Brenz; Education; Public Schools; Germany; Curriculum; Girl Schools; Brunswick; Württemburg

112.

Anglican Marriage Law in the Making: Becon, Bullinger, and Bucer

John Witte, Jr., George Hunston Williams, THE CONTENTIOUS TRIANGLE: CHURCH STATE AND UNIVERSITY - A Festschrift in Honor of Professor George Huntston Williams, Vol. LI, pp. 243-259, Calvin Peter, Rodney Petersen, eds., 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Anglican, theology, law, marriage, Reformation, Bacon, Bullinger, Bucer

113.

'Law'

Ian A. McFarland, et al., eds., "The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 274-276 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-315
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law; religion; Roman law; canon law; Lon Fuller; jurisprudence

114.

The Nature of Family in Seventeenth-Century Liberal Protestant Thought: Hugo Grotius and John Selden

University of Illinois Law Review (2017): 1947-1969
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Jan 2018
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Hugo Grotius; John Selden; Natural Law; Natural Right; Marriage; Family; Incest; Polygamy; Divorce; Remarriage; Bible; Jewish Law; Roman Law; Common Law; Harry Krause

115.

Foreword: What Does Christianity Offer to the World of Law?

in Journal of Law and Religion 32 (2017): 4-8
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Christianity; church; law; Bible; Ten Commandments; Mosaic law; critical legal studies; the weightier matters of the law; Scripture and tradition; justice and mercy; church law; New Testament; Catholicism; Protestantism

116.

The Study of Law and Religion: An Apologia and Agenda

Ministry and Mission, Vol. 14, p. 4-15, Fall 1988, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte and Frank S. Alexander
Emory University School of Law and Emory Law
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Law and Religion; Church and State; Legal Ritual; Legal Positivism

117.

Church, State, and Sex Crimes: What Place for Traditional Sexual Morality in Modern Liberal Societies?

'Church, State, and Sex Crimes: What Place for Traditional Sexual Morality in Modern Liberal Societies?' Emory Law Journal 68 (2019): 837-865.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, religion, Sexual morality, criminal law, church and state

118.

Foreword to 'What's Wrong with Rights for Children?' Symposium

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 20, 2006
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Sep 2010
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Children, Child, Rights, U.N., U.S., United States, Symposium, Abstract, Witte

119.

The Marital Covenant in John Calvin’s Geneva

Political Theology 19 (2018): 282-299
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Geneva; Covenant Theology; Marriage and Family Law; Consistory Court; Weddings; Sex; Polygamy; Weddings

120.

Emil Brunner

in John Witte, Jr. and Gary S. Hauk, eds., Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 307-322, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2019
John Witte and Don Browning
Emory University School of Law and Deceased
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Emil Brunner; Karl Barth; marriage; family; children; sex; creation; natural order; natural law; man and woman; sex; love; trinity; church and state; economy; natural appetite

121.

Lift High the Cross? Contrasting the New European and American Cases on Religious Symbols on Government Property

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 5, 2011, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-379
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte and Nina-Louisa Arold Lorenz
Emory University School of Law and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
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Religious Symbols in Public Life; First Amendment; Establishment Clause; Lautsi v. Italy; European Court of Human Rights; United States Supreme Court; Crosses; Crucifixes; Decalogues; Passage of Time

122.

Church, State and Marriage: Four Early Modern Protestant Models

Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 1 (2012): 151-168, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-305
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; John Calvin; Henry VIII; John Locke; Roman Catholicism; Lutheranism; Calvinism; Anglicanism; Enlightenment; marriage; family law; religious liberty; church-state relations; marital pluralism

123.

Introduction: Soul Wars: the Problem and Promise of Proselytism in Russia

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1998
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Proselytism, Russia, Law, Religion, Freedom of Conscience, Religious Liberty

124.

Law and Religion in American Education

in Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker, eds.,The Oxford Handbook on Religion and Education, 2018
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte and Brian Kaufman
Emory University School of Law and Emory University
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First Amendment; establishment clause; free exercise clause; equal access; separation of church and state

125.

Learning the Word in Geneva: John Calvin the Catechist

in Douglas Gragg and John Weaver, eds., Reading for Faith and Learning: Essays on Scripture, Community, and Libraries in Honor of M. Patrick Graham (Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), 115-128, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Geneva; catechism; Decalogue; Lord’s Prayer; Apostle’s Creed; spiritual discipline; Consistory; schooling; Sunday worship

126.

The Mother of All Earthly Laws: The Lutheran Reformation of Marriage

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Review 15:2 (2013): 26-43, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-385
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; Johann Apel; Protestant Reformation; Marriage; Social Theory; Marriage as Sacrament; The Goods of Marriage; Celibacy; Monasticism; Divorce; Remarriage; Church-State Relations; Family law

127.

Martin Luther

Published in John Witte, Jr. and Gary S. Hauk, eds., Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 195-210
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2019
Steven Ozment and John Witte
Independent and Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther; Protestant Reformation; marriage; family; monasticism; celibacy; marriage; divorce; parentage; children; remarriage; canon law; civil law; three estates theory; church and state; women’s rights; procreation; children; education; catechesis

128.

Foreword to 'By Nature Equal? The Anatomy of a Western Insight'

John E. Coons and Patrick Brennan, BY NATURE EQUAL? THE ANATOMY OF A WESTERN INSIGHT, Princeton University Press, 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Equality, liberal tradition, moral self-perfection, intention, Catholic theology, Declaration of Independence, Coons, Brennan

129.

Introduction: The Foundations and Frontiers of Religious Liberty

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 21, 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Liberty, U.N., United Nations, Religious Discrimination, Religious Equality

130.

The Future of Religious Liberty in Russia: Report of the De Burght Conference on Pending Russian Legislation Restricting Religious Liberty

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 8, p. 1, 1994, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Proselytism, Missionaries, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church Law, human rights, de Burght conference, religion, law, religious liberty, Church-State Relations

131.

Introduction to Rafael Domingo and John Witte, Jr., eds. Christianity and Global Law

Christianity and Global Law (London: Routledge, 2020), xii-xiii, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-16
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2020
Rafael Domingo and John Witte
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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global law, Christianity, international law, global governance, rule of law, dignity, sovereignty, natural law, natural rights, international law, solidarity, sovereignty, Bible, global health, pandemic

132.

Harold J. Berman as Historian and Prophet

Ius Commune 21 (2013): 224-227, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-303
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Harold Berman; Law and Religion; Legal History; Western Legal Tradition; Jurisprudence; Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

133.

David Little: A Modern Calvinist Architect of Human Rights

Sumner B. Twiss, et al., eds., Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict and Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 3-23; ISBN-10: 1107090369
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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David Little; John Calvin; Roger Williams; Puritanism; religion; human rights; religious freedom; Max Weber; hermeneutics; subjective rights; objective right; ius; libertas; malum in se; Karl Vasak; liberalism; secularism

134.

An Evangelical Commonwealth: Johannes Eisemann on Law and the Common Good

CARITAS ET REFORMATIO: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF CARTER LINDBERG, p. 73, David M. Whitford, ed., Concordia Publishing House, 2002, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Johannes Eisemann, Lutheran, Christian

135.

Review of Daniel L. Dreisbach: ‘Religion and Politics in the Early Republic: Jasper Adams and the Church-State Debate’

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 16, 2001, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Thomas Jefferson, Separation of Church and State, Public Religion, Jasper Adams, Daniel L. Dreisbach

136.

The Last American Establishment: Massachusetts, 1780-1833

Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan Den Hartog, eds., Religious Dissent and Disestablishment: Church-State Relations in the New American States, 1776-1833 (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2019), 399-424 (with Justin Latterell)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Mar 2020
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, History, Massachusetts, Constitution, religious liberty, liberty of conscience, Puritanism, Congregationalism, John Adams, establishment of religion, religious test oaths, tithes, moral establishment, covenant, disestablishment of religion

137.

The Interdisciplinary Growth of Law and Religion

Frank Cranmer, et al, eds., The Confluence of Law and Religion: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Work of Norman Doe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 247-261
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Norman Doe, Church of Wales, Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism, Evangelical Churches, canon law, church law, covenant, communion, law and religion

138.

Founding Principles, Secular Skeptics, and Religious Freedom: Review of Kathleen A. Brady, the Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law: Rethinking Religion Clause Jurisprudence

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 32, 2018
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Kathleen Brady; First Amendment; religious arguments; religious freedom; James Madison; John T. Noonan, Jr

139.

Teología Y Política De La Libertad Religiosa En Norteamérica: Cuatro Modelos Procedentes De La Época Fundacional (The Theology and Politics of the U.S. Religion Clauses: Four Models from the Foundational Era)

Revista Persona y Derecho 77 (2017): 371-401, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Freedom of Religion; United States; 18th Century; Puritans; Evangelicals; Enlightenment; Civic Republican Movement

140.

The McDonald Distinguished Christian Scholars Conference: Is Religious Liberty Under Threat? Trans-Atlantic Perspectives

Ecclesiastical Law Journal 20 (2018): 339-41
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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religious freedom; First Amendment; church-state relations; religious establishment; equality and non-discrimination; Mary Ann Glendon; Sir Mark Hedley; Nigel Biggar

141.

Introduction to 'Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, and Human Nature'

“Introduction,” to John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds., Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, Society, and Human Nature (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006), 1-23, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper 15-369
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
John Witte and Frank S. Alexander
Emory University School of Law and Emory Law
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Legal Positivism, Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Law and Religion, Grant Gilmore, Christianity, Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Modernity, Legal Teachings and Social Teachings, Secularism, Globalization, Natural Law Theory

142.

"Fairer Still the Woodlands": Mapping the Free Exercise Forest: Review of Kent Greenawalt, Religion and the Constitution

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 24, pp. 551-565, 2008, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Kent Greenawalt; First Amendment; Religious Freedom; Free Exercise of Religion; Religious Accommodation; Exemptions; Employment Division v. Smith; Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

143.

Toward a New Magna Carta for Early Modern England

Chapter 7 in: Robin Griffith-Jones and Mark Hill, eds., Magna Carta, Religion, and the Rule of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 109-135, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Magna Carta; common law; rights; liberties

144.

Between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King: James Pennington's Struggle for 'Sacred Human Rights' Against Slavery

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2020
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion,History, James Pennington, Martin Luther King Jr., Human Rights, Civil Rights, Abolition, Church and State, Civil Disobedience, Justice, Pacifism

145.

Calvinist Contributions to Freedom in Early Modern Europe

in Timothy S. Shah and Allen D. Hertzke, eds., Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1: Historical Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 210-234
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Geneva; Theodore Beza; St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre; Marian Exiles; Magdeburg Confession; Christopher Goodman; Dutch Revolt; Johannes Althusius; John Milton; Levellers; English Revolution; Puritan New England; Nathaniel Ward; Body of Liberties; Doctrine of Sin; Checks and Balances

146.

Adams v. Jefferson: The Freedom of Public Religion

First Things 141 (March, 2004): 29-34.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, religious freedom, religious establishment, church-state relations, First Amendment, establishment clause, wall of separation, state funding of religion, public schools, religion and education, religion, law

147.

La libertad religiosa en Estados Unidos: Una perspectiva internacional (American Religious Freedom in International Perspective)

Ius Humani, Revista de Derecho 8 (2019): 99-122
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Liberty, First Amendment, International Human Rights, United States Supreme Court, Liberty of Conscience, Law, Religion, Law and Religion

148.

Editorial Introduction

in John Witte, Jr. and Gary S. Hauk, eds., Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1-15.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte and Gary S. Hauk
Emory University School of Law and Emory University
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Marriage; family; family law; Western tradition; Bible; sex; sexuality; Augustine; John Chrysostom; Thomas Aquinas; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Mary Wollstonecraft; Abraham Kuyper; Pope Leo XIII; Pope John Paul II

149.

The Three Uses of the Law

Journal of Law and Religion 10 (1994): 433-465 (with Thomas C. Arthur), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law, jurisprudence, Protestantism, theology, education, church, state, family, morality, legal theory

150.

Introduction to 'Christianity and Law: An Introduction'

Christianity and Law: An Introduction, John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds. (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 1-32, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-375
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law and Religion, Law and Christianity, Interdisciplinary Legal Study, Church-State Relations, Roman Law, Christianization of Rome, Caesaropapism, Papal Revolution, Medieval Canon Law, Equity, Common Law, Two Cities Theory, Two Swords Theory, Two Kingdoms Theory, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anglicanism

151.

Review of Arlin M. Adams and Charles J. Emmerich: The Integration of Religious Liberty

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1363, 1992, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Arlin, Adams, Charles, Emmerich, Review, First Amendment, Religion, Liberty, Religious Liberty, Constitution, Law

152.

The Long History of Human Rights: Review of Samuel Moyn, Christian Human Rights

Books and Culture 22(2) (March/April, 2016): 22-24
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Samuel Moyn, human rights, Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Calvinism, Enlightenment, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, secularism, rights skepticism, religious freedom, Edict of Milan, Magna Carta, canon law, Act of Abjuration, ius libertas, Holocaust

153.

Christianity's Mixed Contributions to Children's Rights: Traditional Teachings, Modern Doubts

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 991, 2012, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 46 (2011): 713-732 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-380
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte and Don Browning
Emory University School of Law and Deceased
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Children’s Rights; UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child; Aristotle; Thomas Aquinas; John Locke; Johannes Morsink; Christian Critique of Rights; International Human Rights; Child Development; Parental Rights

154.

The Little Commonwealth: The Family as Matrix of Markets and Morality in Early Protestantism

“The Little Commonwealth: The Family as Matrix of Markets and Morality in Early Protestantism,” in Ted A. Smith and Robert P. Jones, eds., Markets and Morality: Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality (with Justin Latterell), 2018
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Max Weber; Martin Luther; John Calvin; vocation; predestination; asceticism; work; iron cage; Richard Baxter; Heinrich Bullinger; Robert Cleaver; William Perkins; family; economics; household manuals; husband and wife; parent and child; master and servant; slavery; natural rights and duties

155.

Editorial Preface to: The Equal Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics

The Equal Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics: Don S. Browning and the Practical Theological Ethics of the Family. M. Christian Green, Amy Wheeler, and John Witte, Jr. eds. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Company (2007), vii-x., Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2019
Emory University School of Law, Emory University and Emory University
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marriage, equal regard, browning, christian, theology, law, sociology, psychology, pastoral care, family

156.

American Religious Liberty in International Perspective

Oxford Handbook on Church and State in the United States, Derek Davis, ed. (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 404-422, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-378
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Liberty; First Amendment; International Human Rights; United States Supreme Court; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; ¬UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief; Freedom of Conscience

157.

Response to Reviewers of John Witte, Jr., Church, State, and Family: Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties

Journal of Law and Religion 34 (2019): 520-528
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion,Law and Religion, Marriage, family, children, natural law, natural rights, children's rights, religious arbitration, private ordering, political theory, church-state relations

158.

Law, Religion, and Reason in a Constitutional Democracy: Goodman v. Rawls

Political Theology 16 (2015): 543-559 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Lenn Goodman; John Rawls; liberalism; religion in public life; secularism; secularization; secular purpose test; neutrality; values; pluralism; civility; comprehensive doctrines; United States Supreme Court; First Amendment; Establishment Clause; secular purpose test; Lemon v. Kurtzman; Lynch v. Don

159.

'Afterword,' to Russell Sandberg, ed., Leading Works in Law and Religion

Russell Sandberg, ed., Leading Works in Law and Religion (London: Routledge, 2019), 197-205
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and religion

160.

Review of Paul Babie and Neville Rochow, Eds., Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights

Ecclesiastical Law Journal 16 (2013): 101-102, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-302
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Australia; bill of rights; religious freedom; church and state; constitutional freedom; Paul Babie; Neville Rochow

161.

A New Magna Carta for the Early Modern Common Law: An 800th Anniversary Essay

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 30, 2015: 428-445
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Magna Carta, Sir Edward Coke, John Lilburne, Nathaniel Ward, John Winthrop, colonial New England, Body of Liberties of Massachusetts Bay

162.

'Introduction,' to No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

"Introduction,” to T. Jeremy Gunn and John Witte, Jr., eds., No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 3-14.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Establishment of Religion, Religious Freedom, Separation of Church and State, Religion and Politics, American Colonies, American States, United States Constitution

163.

Keeping the Commandments

Ecclesiastical Law Journal 11 (2009): 329-331, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-376
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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First Amendment; religious symbols; establishment clause; Pleasant Grove case

164.

'Introduction,' to John Witte, Jr. and Johan D. van der Vyver, eds., Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives

John Witte, Jr. and Johan D. van der Vyver, eds., Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives (Dordrecht/London/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers), xvii-xxxv, 1996
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, Human Rights, Religious Freedom, Liberty, Dignity, International Human Rights

165.

The Metaphorical Bridge between Law and Religion

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2020
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, Robert F. Cochran, Metaphors, legal theory, Robert Cover, Steven Winter, ontological metaphors, triads, Trinity, orientation metaphors, Thomas Shaffer, George Lakoff

166.

'Foreword,' to Natan Lerner, Religion, Secular Beliefs, and Human Rights: 25 Years After the 1981 Declaration

Natan Lerner, Religion, Secular Beliefs, and Human Rights: 25 Years After the 1981 Declaration (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2006), ix-xv
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Natan Lerner, religious freedom, religious human rights, international human rights, soul wars, group rights

167.

'Introduction,' to John Witte, Jr. and Michael Bourdeaux, eds., Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia: The New War for Souls

John Witte, Jr. and Michael Bourdeaux, eds., Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia: The New War for Souls (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books), 1-27, 1999
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Proselytism, Missionaries, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church Law, Freedom of Conscience, Religious Liberty, Glasnost, Perestroika, Church-State Relations, Byzantine Empire, Patriarch Bartholomew

168.

Beyond the Separation of Church and State in America

“Beyond the Wall Between Church and State,” Oasis 14 (2012): 73-78
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte and Justin Latterell
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Secularization, Separation of Church and State, First Amendment, Religious Freedom, Public Religion, Religion and Politics, Religion and Culture, United States Supreme Court

169.

Preface to the Spanish Edition (Prefacio a la primera edición en español)

“Foreword to Spanish Edition / Prefacio a la primera edición en español,” in John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols, La Libertad Religiosa en Estados Unidos: Historia de un experimento constitucional, trans. Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar (Madrid: Thomson Reuters Legal, 2018), 15-20.
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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religious freedom, First Amendment, Spain, United States Supreme Court

170.

Politics

Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (London/New York: Routledge, 2004), 1509-1518
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Politics, constitution, rule of law, democracy, Reformation, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Anglicanism, medieval canon law, United States Constitution, First Amendment, religious freedom, establishment of religion

171.

Clandestine Marriage and Parental Consent in John Calvin’s Geneva: The Gradual Synthesis of Theology, Statutes, and Case Law

“Clandestine Marriage and Parental Consent in John Calvin’s Geneva: The Gradual Synthesis of Theology, Statutes, and Case Law,” in Per Andersen, ed., Law and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Times (Copenhagen: Djǿf Publishing, 2012), 273-298
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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marriage, secret marriage, mutual consent, parental consent, impediments, annulment, Geneva, John Calvin, consistory, secret marriages, weddings

172.

Foreword

to Rex Ahdar, ed., Research Handbook on Law and Religion (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2018), xii-xviii, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 Dec 2018
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Rex Ahdar; law and religion; religious freedom; human rights; religious legal systems; natural law theory; legal ethics; religious lawyering

173.

'Roundtable Discussion of International Human Rights Standards in the United States: The Case of Religion and Belief,' Excerpted in Bürgerrecht und Religion III. Nordamerika

"Roundtable Discussion of International Human Rights Standards in the United States: The Case of Religion and Belief," excerpted in “Bürgerrecht und Religion III. Nordamerika,” Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4. Aufl, Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1998; repr. 2007
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 01 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Human Rights, International Human Rights

174.

Afterword: The Future of Muslim Family Law in Western Democracies

“The Future of Muslim Family Law in Western Democracies,” in Rex Ahdar and Nicholas Aroney, eds., Shari’a in the West (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 279-292
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Sharia, Democracy, Faith-Based Family Laws, Religious Legal Systems, Family Law, Marriage Law, Polygamy, Sovereignty, Jewish Law Accommodation, Religion and Education, Religious Freedom, First Amendment

175.

The Family of Nature, The Nature of Family: The Surprising Liberal Defense of the Traditional Family in the Enlightenment

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 64, 2015: 591-676
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 30 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage, Family, Christianity, Law, Natural Law, Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Vitoria, Hugo Grotius, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Liberalism, Henry Home, Scottish Enlightenment, Enlightenment, William Paley, Utilitarianism, Common Law

176.

The Educational Value of Law and Religion

Occasional Papers Issued by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, No. 92 (October 1, 1994), 1-13.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law and religion, Western University, Education, Law Schools, Seminaries, John Wesley, the uses of law

177.

Family

Erwin Fahlbusch, ed., The Encyclopedia of Christianity (Grand Rapids/Cambridge/Leiden/Boston: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and E.J. Brill), vol. 2, 285-289, 2001
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage, Divorce, Family, Children, Bible, Roman Law, Medieval Canon Law, Protestant Civil Law, Common Law

178.

'Introduction,' to John Witte, Jr. and Eliza Ellison, eds., Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

John Witte, Jr. and Eliza Ellison, eds., Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005), 1-25
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
John Witte and Joel A. Nichols
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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marriage, covenant marriage, contract marriage, pactum, ketubah, kitab, Muslim family law, Jewish family, mutual consent, husband and wife, fidelity, support, betrothals, wedding, Talmud, John Calvin, Geneva, Tametsi, canon law

179.

Brett T. Wilmot and John Witte, Jr. God’s Joust, God’s Justice; Conversations in Religion and Theology

Wiley on Line Library doi: 10.1111/j.1479-2214.2007.00121.x (2007)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
Brett T. Wilmot and John Witte
Independent and Emory University School of Law
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180.

Sex May be Free, but Children are Not

Atlanta Journal Constitution (August 10, 2008): C1
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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sex, marriage, non-marital children, parental responsibility, child care

181.

Lift High the Cross? Lautsi v. Italy in American Perspective

“Lift High the Cross? Lautsi v. Italy in American Perspective,” Huffington Post (March 27, 2011) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-witte-jr/lift-high-the-cross-lauts_b_840790.html
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law and Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Establishment, Church and State, Public Displays of Religion, Religious Symbols, Crosses, Crucifixes, Lautsi v. Italy

182.

Review of Stacey Johnson, A Time To Embrace: Same Gender Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics (2007)

Scottish Journal of Theology 62 (2009): 53-60
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Mar 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, religion, William Stacey Johnson, same sex marriage, religious liberty, sexual liberty, Bible, pastoral care, constitutional rights

183.

Intelligent Design v. Evolution: Both Right and Left Misguided in Fight

Atlanta Journal and Constitution (December 23, 2005): A15
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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184.

The Rights and Limits of Proselytism in the New Religious World Order

Thomas Banchoff, ed., Religious Pluralism, Globalization and World Politics (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 105-122
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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proselytism, religion, human rights, international law, freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, baptism, conversion, religious self-determination, soul wars

185.

Editorial

“Editorial,” Journal of Law and Religion 33(3) (2018): 327-28.
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 12 May 2020 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law, religion, church, state

186.

Oracle of Religious Liberty — Review of John T. Noonan, Jr., The Lustre of the Country: The American Experience of Religious Freedom (1998)

Green Bag 3, 2d ser: 327-332, 1999
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, History, Religious Freedom, Liberty, First Amendment, Church and State

187.

Introductory Remarks: The State of Religious Human Rights in the World Today — A Conference Report with Book Excerpts

“Symposium: The State of Religious Human Rights in the World Today -- A Conference Report with Book Excerpts," Emory International Law Review 10: 52-62, 1996
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, Human Rights, Abuse, Religious Rights, International

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Review of Jesse Choper, Securing Religious Liberty: Principles for Judicial Interpretation of the Religion Clauses (1995)

The Christian Century 113: 1103-1105: 1996
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, First Amendment, Establishment, Free Exercise, Separation of Church and State, Accommodation of Religion, Liberty, Equality

189.

Democracy

Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (London/New York: Routledge, 2004), 574-576
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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democracy, Protestantism, election, covenant, sinner and saint, social order, church and state, constitution

190.

In Luther’s View: 'Two Kingdoms' Doctrine Draws Line of Separation

The Lutheran (September, 2008): 18-19
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Sep 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther, two kingdoms, separation of church and state, three states theory

191.

Rechte, Widerstand und Revolution in westlicher Tradition: Frühe protestantische Grundlagen (Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations)

Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung: Kanonisches Abteilung 127 (2010): 1485-1519
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 May 2021
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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192.

The Three Uses of the Law: A Protestant Source of Purposes of Criminal Punishment?

Luis Lugo, ed., Religion in American Public Life (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1994), 176-200.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Protestantism, Moral Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Punishment, Anglo-American Common Law, American Legal History, Retribution, Deterrence, Rehabilitation, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Samuel Willard, Thomas Becon, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

193.

The Duties of Love: The Vocation of the Child in the Household Manual Tradition

Patrick M. Brennan, ed., The Vocation of the Child (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008), 266-294 (with Heather M. Good)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
John Witte and Heather M. Good
Emory University School of Law and Sidley Austin LLP
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household manuals, children, parents, love, honor, respect, education, parental care, intergenerational care, inheritance, William Blackstone, John Locke, common law, Protestantism

194.

Soul Wars

Max L. Stackhouse, et al., eds., The Local Church in a Global Era (Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans), 182-192, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, Soul Wars, Proselytism, Conversion, Missionaries, Russia, Africa, Evangelicals, Russian Orthodox, Muslims, Africa

Other Papers (11)

Total Downloads: 101

Response to Reviewers of the Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy

Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology 17 (2016): 1-4
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; same-sex marriage; common law; constitutional law; privacy; harm to women; harm to children; self-determination; religious freedom; sexual liberty; sexual morality.

Response to Reviewers of The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy

Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology 17 (2016): 315-318
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Jul 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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polygamy, same-sex marriage, common law, constitutional law, privacy, harm to women, harm to children, self-determination, religious freedom, sexual liberty, sexual morality

3.

Law, Religion, and Human Rights in David Little's Thought

in Journal of Law and Religion 32 (2017): 197-201
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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David Little; human rights; religious freedom; conscience; free exercise of religion; Roger Williams; John Calvin; Calvinism; malum in se; religious skepticism; natural law; natural rights; self-evidence; harm principle; gratuitous pain; two-tiered rights theory

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Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Editorial Preface)

“Editorial Preface,” in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Berkeley, CA: The Robbins Collection, 2016), xv-xix
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
Emory University School of Law, Independent and Boston University - School of Law
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Charles Donahue; legal history; canon law; church courts; family law

5.

Introduction: The Foundations of Law

Emory Law Journal 54 (2005): 1-11
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
John Witte and Thomas C. Arthur
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Introduction, Emory, Woodruff Professor, Berman, Perry, Fineman, Marty

6.

In Memory of David J. Bederman (1961-2011)

“In Memory of David J. Bederman (1961-2011),” Emory Law Magazine (Summer 2012): 16-17
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Aug 2019
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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David J. Bederman

7.

God's Joust, God's Justice: Confessions of a Christian Historian

First Things 139 (Jan 2004): 16-17.
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Religion, Law, History, Dresden, Frauenkirche, Augustine, Martin Luther, time, the end of history

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Foreword to Orazio Condorelli and Rafael Domingo, eds., Law and the Christian Tradition in Italy: The Legacy of the Great Jurists

Orazio Condorelli and Rafael Domingo, eds., Law and the Christian Tradition in Italy: The Legacy of the Great Jurists (London: Routledge, 2020), x-xiii
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 Jul 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Italy, Rome, Roman law, Catholicism, law and Christianity, Christian jurists

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'Preface and Acknowledgements,' to Rafael Domingo and John Witte, Jr., eds. Christianity and Global Law

Rafael Domingo and John Witte, Jr., eds. Christianity and Global Law (London: Routledge, 2020), xii-xiii
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Jul 2020
Rafael Domingo and John Witte
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Global Law, Christianity

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Editorial

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Apr 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, History

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Opinion: Faith and Politics Step Out

Globe and Mail (August 28, 2003)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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religion, law, politics, faith, church and state, religious freedom, First Amendment