Introduction: The Foundations of Law
Emory Law Journal 54 (2005): 1-11
10 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2019 Last revised: 17 Apr 2020
Date Written: 2005
This Article introduces the thought of Emory Woodruff professors Harold J Berman focused his initial works on Soviet Russia, but moved on to study law and religion later in his career. His works challenge readers to look beyond current crises to contemplate a new common law and faith on a global scale. Professor Perry also focused on the study of law and religion. His proposal of a universal theory of human rights rests on the proposition that every person has inherent dignity. Professor Fineman has studied the issues of divorce and family law. She claims that the responsibility for dependency should be distributed across societal institutions. Professor Marty works in the field of religious freedom and church-state issues, attempting to understand the soul of the law. He asserts that people of religious conviction must participate within the law.
Keywords: Introduction, Emory, Woodruff Professor, Berman, Perry, Fineman, Marty
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