The Educational Value of Law and Religion

Occasional Papers Issued by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, No. 92 (October 1, 1994), 1-13.

11 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020

Date Written: October 1, 1994

Abstract

This brief Article argues that the Western university was originally built on the classic faculties of law, theology, and medicine, and that the modern university still needs to promote the interdisciplinary study of law and religion, among others. After surveying the emerging field of law and religion study, the Article documents how eighteenth-century Methodist founder John Wesley argued for the value and uses of law in modern spiritual life, church organization, and seminary instruction.

Keywords: Law and religion, Western University, Education, Law Schools, Seminaries, John Wesley, the uses of law

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, The Educational Value of Law and Religion (October 1, 1994). Occasional Papers Issued by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, No. 92 (October 1, 1994), 1-13., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3519500

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