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

“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: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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: 27 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
John Witte Jr.
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 Jr.
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 Jr. 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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Law and Legal Theory in the Western Tradition

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: 12 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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legal theory, Western law, Christian

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Between Sanctity and Depravity: Law and Human Nature in Martin Luther's Two Kingdoms

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Sep 2003
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Law and Religion, Legal History, Theology, Protestant Reformation

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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: 13 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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jurisprudence, law, religion, christianity, positivism

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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 Jr. 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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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 Jr.
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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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: 44 Posted: 30 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Legal History

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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 Jr.
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

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 03-22
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Jan 2004
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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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
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jul 2005
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Public Religion, Constitution

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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 Jr.
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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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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marriage, family, Christianity, Enlightenment

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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: 24 Posted: 04 May 2004 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Between Sanctity and Depravity: Human Dignity in Protestant Perspective

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-23
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Martin Luther, human dignity, liberty, equality

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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: 16 Jul 2014
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin, marriage, honor, consent

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Rights, Resistance, and Revolution: The Protestant Foundations of Rights and Revolution

“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: 23 Posted: 15 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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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 Jr. 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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Christianity and Democracy: Past Contributions and Future Challenges

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 55, Spring 1992
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2014
John Witte Jr.
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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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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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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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: 28 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr. 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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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: 39 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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marriage, John Calvin, contract

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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Tax, exemption, church, property, America, Walz v. Commission

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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 Jr.
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 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: 10 Posted: 15 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Catholic, clerical, sexual crimes, children

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'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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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proselytism, religion, rights, human rights, law, international 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 Jr. and Harold Berman
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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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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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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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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The Meanings of Marriage

First Things, Vol. 126, pp. 30-41, 2002, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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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Ishmael's Bane: The Sin and Crime of Illegitimacy Reconsidered

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 03-19
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Nov 2003
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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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 Jr. 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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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Protestant Reformation, Human Rights, Individual

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Calvin the Lawyer

TRIBUTES TO JOHN CALVIN ON HIS 500TH BIRTHDAY, David Hall, Martin Padgett, eds., pp. 1-23, 2010, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Calvin, law, jurist, Geneva, church, 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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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John, Calvin, Marriage, Geneva, Divorce, Theology, Religion, Sacrament, Contract, Covenant

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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: 35 Posted: 03 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
John Witte Jr. 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

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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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America, tax, exemption, law, church

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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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John, Calvin, Geneva, Moderate, Religion, Liberty, Religious Liberty

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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. 1528, 2008
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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 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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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law, religion, theology, liberty, politics, rights, marriage, family, legal history, church and state, first amendment

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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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Herman, Dooyeweerd, Calvin, jurisprudence, rights

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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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Covenant, Puritan

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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 Jr.
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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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: 43 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
John Witte Jr.
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 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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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First Amendment; religious freedom; separation of church and state; American constitutional law

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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: 48 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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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From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation and Its Impact on Legal Culture

Mark A. Noll and Tal Howard, eds., Protestantism? Reflections in Advance of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517-2017, Forthcoming, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-308
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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 Legal Challenges of Polygamy in the USA

Ecclesiastical Law Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 72-75, 2009, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; Mormonism; First Amendment; Marriage; Constitutional Law; Malum in se

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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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Calvinism, Althusius, Calvin, natural law, natural rights

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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: 34 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr.
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

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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: 40 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2014
John Witte Jr.
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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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 Jr.
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

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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 Jr.
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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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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Western, family, marriage, contract, sacrament

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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: 34 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr. 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

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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: 13 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Protestantism; Reformation; Democratic Revolution; Germany; Martin Luther; Political Freedom; Spiritual Freedom

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How to Govern a City on the Hill: The Early Puritan Contribution to American Constitutionalism

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 39, p. 41, 1990, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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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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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr. and Charles J. Reid Jr.
Emory University School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Gratian; Canon Law; Catholic Church; Papacy; Civil Law; Law and Religion; James Brundage; Jean Gaudemet; John Noonan; R.H. Helmholz

60.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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History; Christianity and History; Legal History; Law and Religion; Augustine; Martin Luther; John Calvin; Protestantism

61.

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: 12 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

62.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Donald, Kelley, Western, Legal, West, Culture, Homer, Hegel, Custom, Religion

63.

'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: 26 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr.
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

64.

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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

65.

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

The Integrative Jurisprudence of Harold J. Berman, Howard O. Hunter, ed., p. 523-560, Westview Press, 1993, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Harold J. Berman; Integration; Synthesis; Law and Religion; Dialectics

66.

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: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Marriage; Family; Adrian Thatcher; Sex; Post-modernism

67.

Foreword: From Critical Legal Studies to Christian Legal Studies

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: 4 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Christianity; Bible; law; religion and law; critical legal studies

68.

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: 23 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
John Witte Jr. 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

69.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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religion; human rights; religious freedom; Christianity; history of rights; ius; libertas

70.

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: 34 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr. 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.

71.

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
John Witte Jr.
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

72.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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R. H. Helmholz; Middle Ages; Canon Law; Roman Law; ius commune; Canonists; Papal Law

73.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Calvin, Dutch, Reformed, Church

74.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Blasphemy, Leonard, Levy, Religion, Free Speech

75.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Twenty-first century, Christian church, legal, challenge

76.

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

Koers, Vol. 64, No. 2-3, p. 173, 1999, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Aug 2011
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Abraham Kuyper, John Calvin, Puritan

77.

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: 36 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr.
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

78.

Male Headship: Reform of the Protestant Tradition

DOES CHRISTIANITY TEACH MALE HEADSHIP? THE EQUAL REGARD FAMILY AND ITS CRITICS, p. 28, David Blankenhoom, Don S. Browning, and Mary Stewart van Leeuwen, eds., 2004, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

79.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Catholic, canon law, Dutch, Protestant Reformation, Netherlands, Dutch Reformation, church law

80.

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 Jr. 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

81.

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
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

82.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Children, Child, Rights, U.N., U.S., United States, Symposium, Abstract, Witte

83.

'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: 5 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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law; religion; Roman law; canon law; Lon Fuller; jurisprudence

84.

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: 21 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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John Calvin; Günther Haas; Equity; Social Ethics; Canon Law; Aristotle

85.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Human equality, Coons, Brennan

86.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Anglican, theology, law, marriage, Reformation, Bacon, Bullinger, Bucer

87.

The Civic Seminary: 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: 54 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

88.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Proselytism, Russia, Law, Religion, Freedom of Conscience, Religious Liberty

89.

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: 16 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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)

90.

Introduction: The Foundations and Frontiers of Religious Liberty

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 21, 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Liberty, U.N., United Nations, Religious Discrimination, Religious Equality

91.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Ralph Reed, Calvin, Luther, Christian Coalition

92.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Russia, human rights, de Burght conference

93.

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: 11 Posted: 07 Aug 2011
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Johannes Eisemann, Lutheran, Christian

94.

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: 4 Posted: 27 May 2011
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Thomas Jefferson, Separation of Church and State, Public Religion, Jasper Adams, Daniel L. Dreisbach

95.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Arlin, Adams, Charles, Emmerich, Review, First Amendment, Religion, Liberty, Religious Liberty, Constitution, Law

96.

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: 15 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
John Witte Jr.
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

97.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Harold Berman; law and religion; legal history; Western legal tradition; jurisprudence; Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

98.

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: 5 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr., M. Christian Green and Amy Wheeler
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

99.

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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Australia; bill of rights; religious freedom; church and state; constitutional freedom; Paul Babie; Neville Rochow

100.

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
John Witte Jr. 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

101.

'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: 5 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

102.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Polygamy; Western Family; Family Law; rights; same-sex.

103.

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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Magna Carta; common law; rights; liberties

104.

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: 16 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

105.

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: 26 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
John Witte Jr.
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.

106.

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: 16 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
John Witte Jr.
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

107.

'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: 28 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
John Witte Jr. 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

108.

Law, Religion, and Reason in a Constitutional Democracy: A Response to Lenn Goodman

Political Theology 16 (2015): 543-559 , Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
John Witte Jr. 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

109.

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 Jr.
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

110.

Keeping the Commandments

Ecclesiastical Law Journal 11 (2009): 329-331, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-376
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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First Amendment; religious symbols; establishment clause; Pleasant Grove case

111.

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 Jr. 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

112.

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: 19 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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

113.

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: 23 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr. 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

114.

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: 25 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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

115.

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 Jr.
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

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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
John Witte Jr.
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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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: 24 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr. 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

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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: 12 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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

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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: 27 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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

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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: 51 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr. 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

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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: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr.
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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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 Jr.
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

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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
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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Monogamy; Pair-Bonding; Infant Dependency; Parental Attachment; Paternal Certainty

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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 Jr.
Emory University School of Law
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law, jurisprudence, Protestantism, theology, education, church, state, family, morality, legal theory

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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: 16 Posted: 10 Dec 2015
Don Browning, M. Christian Green and John Witte Jr.
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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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: 21 Dec 2015
John Witte Jr. 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

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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 Jr.
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