Law and Theology in the Middle Ages by Evans, Gillian Rosemary

By Evans, Gillian Rosemary

An unrivalled advent to a desirable topic, legislation and Theology within the center a long time explores the connection among legislation and theology in medieval Europe. targeting felony and theological responses to justice, mercy, equity, and sin, this article examines the strain among ecclesiastical and secular authority in medieval Europe, illustrating components of dispute in a transparent and available method.

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Roman Law in Context by David Johnston

By David Johnston

This ebook explains the principles of Roman legislation within the mild of the society and financial system during which it operated. the most themes mentioned are the relatives and inheritance, estate and using land, advertisement transactions and the administration of companies, litigation and the way simply the Roman citizen may possibly assert his or her criminal rights in perform. The booklet consists of at the very least felony technicality and is meant to be obtainable to scholars and lecturers of Roman background.

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The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm by Alan Rogers

By Alan Rogers

Whilst a four-year-old California lady died on March nine, 1984, the kingdom charged her mom with involuntary man-slaughter simply because she did not supply her daughter with remedy, selecting as a substitute to depend on religious therapeutic. in the course of the following few years, a part dozen different youngsters of Christian technological know-how mom and dad died lower than related conditions. The kid's deaths and the oldsters' trials drew nationwide realization, highlighting a deeply rooted, legal/political fight to outline spiritual freedom.

Through shut research of those seven instances, criminal historian Alan Rogers explores the clash among spiritual ideas and secular legislation that search to guard youngsters from abuse and forget. Christian Scientists argued -- usually with the help of mainline spiritual teams -- that the 1st Amendment's "free workout" clause secure spiritual trust and behaviour. Insisting that their non secular care was once at the very least as powerful as scientific remedy, they hence maintained that folks of heavily sick youngsters had a constitutional correct to reject clinical care.

Congress and nation legislatures proven this interpretation by way of placing non secular exemption provisos into baby abuse legislation. but while parental prayer failed and a toddler died, prosecutors have been in a position to win manslaughter convictions by means of arguing -- because the U.S. best courtroom had held for greater than a century -- that non secular trust couldn't trump a impartial, normally acceptable legislations. kid's advocates then carried this message to kingdom legislatures, finally successful repeal of non secular exemption provisions in a handful of states.

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