Joel A. Nichols

University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue

Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

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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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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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Louisiana's Covenant Marriage Law: A First Step Towards a More Robust Pluralism in Marriage and Divorce Law?

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 47, 1998
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Jul 2006
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Covenant Marriage, Divorce, Religion, Religious, Marriage, Covenant, no-fault, pluralism, family, multi-tiered

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Religious Liberty in the Thirteenth Colony: Church-State Relations in Colonial and Early National Georgia

NYU Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 1693, 2005
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 03 Apr 2005
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Georgia, religion, liberty, establishment, free exercise, religious liberty, history, church-state

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Marriage and Divorce in a Multicultural Context: Table of Contents and Introduction

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT: MULTI-TIERED MARRIAGE AND THE BOUNDARIES OF CIVIL LAW AND RELIGION, Joel A. Nichols, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-36
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2011
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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family law, domestic relations, marriage, divorce, law and religion, premarital contracts, covenant marriage

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Mission, Evangelism, and Proselytism in Christianity: Mainline Conceptions as Reflected in Church Documents

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 12, pp. 563-650, 1998
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 08 Aug 2006
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Human Rights, Proselytism, Evangelism, Missions, Religion, Christianity

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Evangelicals and Human Rights: The Continuing Ambivalence of Evangelical Christians' Support for Human Rights

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 7, 2009 (pages 629-662), U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-02
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2009
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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human rights, international law, law and religion, Christian legal thought, religious rights, freedom of religion, evangelical Christians

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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)
Downloads 211 (218,286)
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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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Religion, Marriage, and Pluralism

25 Emory International Law Review 967 (2012), U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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family law, islamic law, anti-sharia referendum, sharia,

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

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

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Multi-Tiered Marriage: Ideas and Influences from New York and Louisiana to the International Community

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 40, 2007
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 30 Aug 2005
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Marriage, Divorce, Religion, Covenant, Get Statute, International, comparative

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When the State is Evil: Biblical Civil (Dis)Obedience in South Africa

St. John's Law Review. Vol. 85, pp. 593-625, 2011, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2011
Joel A. Nichols and James William McCarty
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) and Emory University
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law and religion, apartheid, South Africa, Christian legal thought

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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

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Dual Lenses: Using Theology and Human Rights to Evaluate China's 2005 Regulations on Religion

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 105, 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jul 2006
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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Human rights, theology, religion, China, international

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'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

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Misunderstanding Marriage and Missing Religion

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2011, p. 195, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)
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marriage, law of marriage, law and religion, family law, e-marriage, same-sex marriage

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Introduction to Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

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
John Witte, Joel A. Nichols and Richard W. Garnett
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

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

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

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A Man True to His Principles: John Joachim Zubly and Calvinism

Journal of Church and State, Vol. 43, pp. 297-317, Spring 2001
Posted: 08 Aug 2006
Joel A. Nichols
University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)

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Democracy, Calvinism, Calvinist, Rule of law, Zubly, Democratic process