A Mistake of Natural Law: Sir William Blackstone and the Anglican Way

University of Bologna Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 2

42 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019 Last revised: 16 Jan 2020

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Craig A. Stern

Regent University School of Law

Date Written: October 28, 2019

Abstract

Despite charges to the contrary, Blackstone’s use of natural law in his Commentaries is coherent and actually shapes the whole, but it takes eyes alerted to Blackstone’s grounding in Roman Law and in the Anglican Church to see this truth. Once seen, it speaks directly to the study and practice of law in America today.

Keywords: Blackstone, legal history, Roman law, natural law, jurisprudence, Anglicanism, law and religion

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Stern, Craig A., A Mistake of Natural Law: Sir William Blackstone and the Anglican Way (October 28, 2019). University of Bologna Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476812

Craig A. Stern (Contact Author)

Regent University School of Law ( email )

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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

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