Society of mutual aid : natural law and subsidiarity in early modern Reformed perspective / Jordan J. Ballor
Catholic spirit of capitalism? : contrasting views on profit-making through capital investment in the age of Reformations / Wim Decock
Role of the humanists and the second scholastic in the development of European marriage law from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries / Charles Donahue, Jr.
Kanonische Recht in der protestantischen Kirchenrechtslehre an der Universität Halle zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts / Michael Germann
Natural law and religion : evidence from the case law / Richard H. Helmholz
Lutheran marriage law in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Sweden : authorities and sources of law / Mia Korpiola
Catholic theology of war : law and religion in an eighteenth-century text / Vincenzo Lavenia
God's wrath and charity : criminal law in (Counter-)reforming discourse of redemption and retribution / Harald Maihold
Roman canon law in Protestant Reformed theologians as both touchstone and foil / Todd Rester
Kanonische Zinsverbot und die Konfessionalisierung / Mathias Schmoeckel
Legal transplant of Greek Caesaropapism in early modern times / Laurent Waelkens
Law written on the heart : natural law and equity in early Lutheran thought / John Witte, Jr.
Law and religion in early-modern Europe : some tentative conclusions / Alain Wijffels.
Wim Decock collects contributions by internationally renowned experts in law, history and religion on the impact of the Reformations on law, jurisprudence and moral theology. The overall impression conveyed by the essays is that on the level of substantive doctrine (the legal teachings) there seems to be more continuity between Protestant and Catholic, or, for that matter, between medieval and early modern jurisprudence and theology than usually expected. As it is illustrated with regards to topics ranging from just war doctrine over business ethics to marriage law, at the very least there appears to have been an on-going conversation between jurists and theologians across the confessional divide. This does not prevent some contributions from highlighting that on the institutional level, for instance in university politics, radical tensions between Reformers and Counter-Reformers played a paramount role. This book also offers approaches to the relationship between Church(es) and State(s) in the early modern period and to the practical as well as doctrinal use of natural law in both Protestant and Catholic lands. (source: Nielsen Book Data)