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Lecture: 'From Gospel to Law: Luther's Reformation of Law, Politics and Soc...
Fri 2 December 2016, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
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5.00pm in the Senior Common Room of the Law Building: Wine reception to celebrate launch of the Law and History research group, convened by Dr Russell Sandberg and Dr Sharon Thompson, and the publication of the book 'Law and History' edited by Professor Norman Doe and Dr Russell Sandberg and published by Routledge.
6.00pm in room 1.30 in the Law Building: Lecture by Professor John Witte Jr on 'From Gospel to Law: Luther's Reformation of Law, Politics and Society and What it Means for us Today'
Professor John Witte, Jr. is an award-winning teacher, distinguished scholar, and long-serving director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR), Emory University School of Law. He is also editor of the Cambridge Law and Christianity Series, The Journal of Law and Religion, and Emory University Studies in Law and Religion.
A specialist in legal history, marriage law, and religious liberty, he has published 230 articles, 15 journal symposia, and 28 books. Recent book titles include: Sex, Marriage and Family Life in John Calvin’s Geneva (Eerdmans, 2005); Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, and Human Nature, 3 vols. (Columbia University Press, 2006); God’s Joust, God’s Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition (Eerdmans, 2006); The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism (Cambridge University Press, 2007); Christianity and Law: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2008); The Sins of the Fathers: The Law and Theology of Illegitimacy Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2009); Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2010); Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012); From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2d ed., 2012); No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy (Cambridge University Press, 2015); and Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (Oxford University Press, 4th ed., 2016).
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Senior Common Room and room 1.30
School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX