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
John Witte
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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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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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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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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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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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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
John Witte
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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

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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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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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'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

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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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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.

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

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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

59.

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

60.

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

61.

'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

62.

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.

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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.

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

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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

66.

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

67.

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

68.

'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

69.

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

70.

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

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.

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

73.

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

74.

Back to the Sources? What’s Clear and Not So Clear About the Original Intent of the First Amendment

John Witte Jr., Back to the Sources? What’s Clear and Not So Clear About the Original Intent of the First Amendment, 47 BYU L. Rev. 1303 (2022)., CSLR Research Paper No. 17.2022-AFF
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 07 Aug 2022
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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law, religion, law and religion, constitution, first amendment, religion clause, originalism, religious freedom, establishment

75.

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

76.

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

77.

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

78.

'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

79.

'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

80.

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

81.

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

82.

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
affiliation not provided to SSRN (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

83.

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.

84.

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

85.

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

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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

87.

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

88.

'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

89.

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

90.

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

91.

Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- )

“Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- ),” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2022), CSLR Research Paper No. 19.2022-AFF
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Jun 2022
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, religion, Law and religion, natural law, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Enlightenment Liberalism

92.

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

93.

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

94.

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

95.

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

96.

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

97.

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

98.

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

99.

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

100.

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

101.

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

102.

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

103.

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

104.

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.

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

106.

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

107.

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

108.

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

109.

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

110.

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

111.

Introduction to Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming, John Witte, Jr., Joel A. Nichols, and Richard W. Garnett, Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment, 5th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022), 1-8
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Jun 2022
Emory University School of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) and Notre Dame Law School
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Law, religion, Law and religion, Constitution, First Amendment, religious freedom, United States Supreme Court, free exercise of religion, no establishment of religion

112.

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

113.

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.

114.

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

115.

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

116.

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

117.

'The Right of Freedom of Religion: An Historical Perspective from the West,' in Silvio Ferrari, et al., eds., Routledge Handbook on Freedom of Religion and Belief

“The Right of Freedom of Religion: An Historical Perspective from the West,” in Silvio Ferrari, et al., eds., Routledge Handbook on Freedom of Religion and Belief (London: Routledge, 2020), 9-24
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Dec 2021
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, Christianity, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, religious freedom, freedom of conscience, church-state relations, establishment of religion, free exercise of religion, constitutional liberty

118.

Meet the New Boss of Religious Freedom: The New Cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union

“Meet the New Boss of Religious Freedom: The New Cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union,” Texas International Law Review 55 (2020): 223-268
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Nov 2021
Andrea Pin and John Witte
University of Padua - Department of Public Law and Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, International Law, Religious Freedom, International Religious Freedom, Europe, Court of Justice of the European Union,

119.

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

120.

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

121.

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

122.

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

123.

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

124.

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

125.

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
University of Navarra - 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

126.

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

127.

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

128.

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

129.

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

130.

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

131.

Abraham Kuyper and Reformed Public Theology

"Abraham Kuyper and Reformed Public Theology,” International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life 6(3) (2020) https://uniocc.com/archive/Kuyper-and- Reformed-Public-Theology-Family-Freedom-and-Fortune
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, Abraham Kuyper, Calvinism, creation order, orderly pluralism, family, freedom education, labor, property, social wefare

132.

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

133.

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

134.

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

135.

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 affiliation not provided to SSRN (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

136.

'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

137.

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

138.

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

139.

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

140.

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

141.

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

142.

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

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.

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

145.

Faith in Strasbourg and Luxembourg: The Fresh Rise of Religious Freedom Litigation in the Pan-European Courts

“Faith in Strasbourg and Luxembourg: The Fresh Rise of Religious Freedom Litigation in the Pan-European Courts,” Emory Law Journal 70 (2021): 587-661
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 28 Dec 2021
John Witte and Andrea Pin
Emory University School of Law and University of Padua - Department of Public Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, International Law, Europe, Religious Freedom, International Religious Freedom, European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of the European Union

146.

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

147.

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

148.

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

149.

Restoring the Value(s) of Religion in American Public Education

in Stephen Pickard, Michael Welker, and John Witte, Jr. eds., The Impact of Education on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2022), 89-106, CSLR Research Paper No. 20.2022-AFF
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Jun 2022
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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American schools, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, religious education, moral formation, public schools, religious schools, prayer in schools

150.

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

151.

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

152.

The Impact of the Family on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies (Preface)

John Witte, Jr., et al., eds., The Impact of the Family on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2022),1-7 , CSLR Research Paper No. 21.2022-AFF
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Jun 2022
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
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Pluralism, character formation, moral education, modernity, family, market, media, law, religion, politics, research, education, health care, military defense

153.

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

154.

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

155.

Slaughtering Religious Freedom at the Court of Justice of the European Union

“Slaughtering Religious Freedom at the Court of Justice of the European Union,” Canopy Forum (February 16, 2021) https://canopyforum.org/2021/02/16/slaughtering-religious-freedom-at-the-court-of- justice-of-the-european-union/
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Nov 2021
Andrea Pin and John Witte
University of Padua - Department of Public Law and Emory University School of Law
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Law, Religion, Law and Religion, Court of Justice of the European Union, religious freedom, ritual slaughtering, religious neutrality, Judaism, Islam