A higher law : readings on the influence of Christian thought in Anglo-American law /

This third edition continues to further the quest to look beyond legal rules and institutions to the legal philosophies that shaped them. It includes excerpts from books, articles, and cases written by some of the greatest minds to have shaped our legal system. Several chapters have updated readings...

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Main Author: Brauch, Jeffrey A.
Format: Book
Published: Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2019
Edition:Third edition
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Table of Contents:
  • Part A. The nature of law and the fundamental shift in legal thinking
  • 1. Higher law thinking: man's law is based on and evaluated by the law of God
  • 2. The influence of higher law thinking on the common law
  • 3. The shift from higher law thinking to legal relativism
  • Part B. The clash over legal thinking in contemporary legal issues
  • 4. Criminal law
  • 5. Civil and criminal procedure: jury trial
  • 6. Constitutional rights
  • 7. Human rights
  • 8. Biotechnology
  • Part C. Current thinking on how higher law should affect human law
  • 9. What is the role of Old Testament law today?
  • 10. To what extent should higher law be applied to modern society?