Great Christian jurists in English history

The Great Christian Jurists series comprises a library of national volumes of detailed biographies of leading jurists, judges and practitioners, assessing the impact of their Christian faith on the professional output of the individuals studied. Little has previously been written about the faith of...

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Other Authors: Helmholz, R. H. (Editor), Hill, Mark (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
Series:Law and Christianity
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Great Christian Jurists series comprises a library of national volumes of detailed biographies of leading jurists, judges and practitioners, assessing the impact of their Christian faith on the professional output of the individuals studied. Little has previously been written about the faith of the great judges who framed and developed the English common law over centuries, but this unique volume explores how their beliefs were reflected in their judicial functions. This comparative study, embracing ten centuries of English law, draws some remarkable conclusions as to how Christianity shaped the views of lawyers and judges. Adopting a long historical perspective, this volume also explores the lives of judges whose practice in or conception of law helped to shape the Church, its law or the articulation of its doctrine
Physical Description:xxii, 353 pages digital
ISBN:9781108125901