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  • 14 Dec 2020
    Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall

    Christianity Matters in American Law and Jurisprudence

    Since the first English settlements in North America, Christianity and its sacred text have had a significant influence on American jurisprudence. This reflects Christianity’s imprint on Western legal traditions in general and the English common law in particular. Early colonial laws, especially in New England’s Puritan commonwealths, drew extensively from biblical sources as interpreted within […]

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  • 13 Jun 2019
    Ahmet T. Kuru

    Is Religion-State Separation Possible in Islam?

    In both academia and the media, a well-known perception is that Christianity essentially embraces religion-state separation whereas Islam essentially rejects it. Defenders of this perception provide some textual evidences. To show religion-state separation in Christianity, they quote a Biblical phrase, “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are […]

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  • 15 Jul 2014

    When Religion and the Law Collide

    As long as there has been law, there's been religion—and vice versa. In this interview with Russell Sandberg, the author of Religion, Law and Society, he explains how age-old debates over the relationship between law and religion have shaped our modern world.

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