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The Interaction of Law and Religion

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Hardcover, 174 pages
Published by Abingdon Press
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Fathima Cader
Oct 06, 2010 Fathima Cader rated it it was ok
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This was required reading for my Law & Religion class. If you have a background or any consicous exposure to the ways that religion structure our political and legal relations (think: Park 51, annual Christmas holidays, etc), this book says all the most obvious things and in discomfiting broad and somewhat dated terms (it was written in the 60s).
So I didn't pay it much mind, and was unsure what special import we were supposed to extract from it. Then we discussed it in class and I realised i
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Wolfgang Jiang
Oct 31, 2014 Wolfgang Jiang rated it liked it
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For Chinese students, it is difficult to understand the contents about western religion in this book. To better perceive the meaning and the notion Professor Berman intend to express,one needs to learn about the background of the time when he wrote the book. It was the age the author of the book lives,that was lack of conviction and belief of law. To rebuild the belief towards law, disclosing the interaction of law and religion is necessary.
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The second chapter on the history of law and the Papal Revolution was awesome. The other chapters fluctuated between being outdated scholarship and interesting scholarship.
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Harold J. Berman was Ames professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Emory University for more than sixty years. He was expert on comparative, international, and Russian law as well as legal history and philosophy and the intersection of law and religion.
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