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
Date Written: October 28, 2019
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
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