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Book
xvii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Natural law and Christianity: a brief history / R.H. Helmholz
  • Natural law in the Roman Catholic tradition / Helen Costigane
  • Natural law in the Orthodox tradition / Paul Babie
  • Natural law in the Anglican tradition / Will Adam
  • Natural law in the Lutheran tradition / Antti Raunio
  • Natural law in the Methodist tradition / John A. Harrod
  • Natural law in the Reformed tradition / Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel
  • Natural law in the Baptist tradition / Paul Goodliff
  • Natural law in the Ecumenical movement / Leo J. Koffeman
  • Natural law in an interfaith context : the Abrahamic religions / Norman Doe
  • Natural law and philosophical presuppositions / Owen Anderson
  • Towards a jurisprudence of Christian law / Russell Sandberg.
Historically, natural law has played a pivotal role in Christian approaches to the law, and a contested role in legal philosophy generally. However, comparative study of natural law across global Christian traditions is largely neglected. This book provides not only the history of natural law ideas across mainstream Christian traditions worldwide, but also an ecumenical comparison of the contemporary natural law positions of different traditions. Its focus is not solely theoretical: it tests the practical utility of natural law by exploring its use in the legal systems of the churches studied. Alongside analysis of the assumptions underlying the concept, it also proposes a jurisprudence of Christian law itself. With chapters written by distinguished lawyers and theologians across the world, this book is designed for those studying and teaching law or theology, those who practice and study ecumenism, and those involved in the practice of church law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107186446 20171121
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xix, 391 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau
  • Local contexts and regional variations
  • Tribunals and jurisdictions
  • Judges and shepherds
  • Inquisition and consistory records
  • Programs of moral and religious reform
  • Victims as actors
  • Negotiating penance
  • Gender on trial : attitudes towards femininity
  • Disciplinary institutions in the Atlantic world
  • Disciplinary institutions in an Asian environment
  • The endgame : the decline of institutional correction
  • Conclusion: Reformations of penance and scholarly renascences of disciplinary institutions / E. William Monter.
Judging Faith, Punishing Sin breaks new ground by offering the first comparative treatment of Catholic inquisitions and Calvinist consistories, offering scholars a new framework for analysing religious reform and social discipline in the great Christian age of reformation. Global in scope, both institutions played critical roles in prosecuting deviance, implementing religious uniformity, and promoting moral discipline in the social upheaval of the Reformation. Rooted in local archives and addressing specific themes, the essays survey the state of scholarship and chart directions for future inquiry and, taken as a whole, demonstrate the unique convergence of penitential practice, legal innovation, church authority, and state power, and how these forces transformed Christianity. Bringing together leading scholars across four continents, this volume is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of religion in the early modern world. University students and scholars alike will appreciate its clear introduction to scholarly debates and cutting edge scholarship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107140240 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Beginning to reinterpret the archives
  • The scribes
  • Legal advisors
  • The parties
  • The alternatives to the assizes?
  • The Roman officials.
In the early second century CE, two Jewish women, Babatha and Salome Komaise, lived in the village of Maoza on the southern coast of the Dead Sea. This was first part of the Nabataean Kingdom, but came under direct Roman rule in 106 CE as part of the province of Roman Arabia. The archives these two women left behind not only provide a tantalizing glimpse into their legal lives and those of their families, but also offer a vivid window onto the ways in which the inhabitants of this region interacted with their new rulers and how this affected the practice of law in this part of the Roman Empire. The papers in these archives are remarkable in their legal diversity, detailing Babatha and Salome Komaise's property and marriages, as well as their disputes. Nabataean, Roman, Greek, and Jewish legal elements are all in evidence, and are often combined within a single papyrus. As such, identifying the supposed 'operative law' of the documents has proven a highly contentious task: scholarly advocates of each of these traditions have failed to reach any true consensus and there remains division particularly between those who argue for a 'Roman' versus a 'Jewish' framework. Taking its lead from recent advances in the scholarship of Roman law, this volume proposes a change in focus: instead of attempting to identify the 'legal system' behind the documents, it seeks instead to understand the 'legal culture' of the community that produced them. Through a series of case studies of the people involved in the creation of the papyri - the scribes, legal advisors, local arbitrators, Roman judges, and the litigants themselves - we can build up a picture of the ways in which they variously perceived and approached the legal transactions, and thus of legal practice itself as being heavily influenced by the particular agents involved. This study therefore moves away from a systematic approach towards an historical study of ideas, attitudes, and perceptions of law, arguing that concentration on different agents' understandings will ultimately help scholars to better understand the actual functioning of law and justice in this particular localized legal culture and in other similar small communities in the Roman Empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198777335 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
Book
viii, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
  • FRONTMATTER-- ENDMATTER.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198777335 20170206
In the early second century CE, two Jewish women, Babatha and Salome Komaise, lived in the village of Maoza on the southern coast of the Dead Sea. This was first part of the Nabataean Kingdom, but came under direct Roman rule in 106 CE as part of the province of Roman Arabia. The archives these two women left behind not only provide a tantalizing glimpse into their legal lives and those of their families, but also offer a vivid window onto the ways in which the inhabitants of this region interacted with their new rulers and how this affected the practice of law in this part of the Roman Empire. The papers in these archives are remarkable in their legal diversity, detailing Babatha and Salome Komaise's property and marriages, as well as their disputes. Nabataean, Roman, Greek, and Jewish legal elements are all in evidence, and are often combined within a single papyrus. As such, identifying the supposed 'operative law' of the documents has proven a highly contentious task: scholarly advocates of each of these traditions have failed to reach any true consensus and there remains division particularly between those who argue for a 'Roman' versus a 'Jewish' framework. Taking its lead from recent advances in the scholarship of Roman law, this volume proposes a change in focus: instead of attempting to identify the 'legal system' behind the documents, it seeks instead to understand the 'legal culture' of the community that produced them. Through a series of case studies of the people involved in the creation of the papyri - the scribes, legal advisors, local arbitrators, Roman judges, and the litigants themselves - we can build up a picture of the ways in which they variously perceived and approached the legal transactions, and thus of legal practice itself as being heavily influenced by the particular agents involved. This study therefore moves away from a systematic approach towards an historical study of ideas, attitudes, and perceptions of law, arguing that concentration on different agents' understandings will ultimately help scholars to better understand the actual functioning of law and justice in this particular localized legal culture and in other similar small communities in the Roman Empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198777335 20170206
Green Library
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xxvi, 273 pages ; 23 cm
By pairing a scholar of Islamic law with a scholar of Jewish law, a unique dynamic is created, and new perspectives are made possible. These new perspectives not only enable an understanding of the other's legal tradition, but most saliently, they offer new insights into one's own legal tradition, shedding light on what had previously been assumed to be outside the scope of analytic vision. In the course of this volume, scholars come together to examine such issues as judicial authority, the legal policing of female sexuality, and the status of those who stand outside one's own tradition. Whether for the pursuit of advanced scholarship, pedagogic innovation in the classroom, or simply a greater appreciation of how to live in a multi-faith, post-secular world, these encounters are richly-stimulating, demonstrating how legal tradition can be used as a common site for developing discussions and opening up diverse approaches to questions about law, politics, and community. Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning offers a truly incisive model for considering the good, the right and the legal in our societies today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780748801 20160704
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138971424 20160619
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (314 pages).
  • Contributors are: Tzvi Abusch, Joseph Angel, Victor Bers, Chaya Halberstam, Zeev Harvey, Shalom E. Holtz, Job Y. Jindo, Meira Z. Kensky, Adriaan Lanni, Andrew T. Lincoln, F. Rachel Magdalene, Ari Mermelstein, Carol A. Newsom, Mathieu Tillier, Dov Weiss.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004281639 20180530
Contributors to The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective treat one of the most pervasive religious metaphors, that of the divine courtroom, in both its historical and thematic senses. In order to shed light on the various manifestations of the divine courtroom, this volume consists of essays by scholars of the ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, Talmud, Islam, medieval Judaism, and classical Greek literature. Contributions to the volume primarily center upon three related facets of the divine courtroom: the role of the divine courtroom in the earthly legal system; the divine courtroom as the site of historical justice; and the divine courtroom as the venue in which God is called to answer for his own unjust acts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004281639 20180530
Book
vi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Contributors are: Tzvi Abusch, Joseph Angel, Victor Bers, Chaya Halberstam, Zeev Harvey, Shalom E. Holtz, Job Y. Jindo, Meira Z. Kensky, Adriaan Lanni, Andrew T. Lincoln, F. Rachel Magdalene, Ari Mermelstein, Carol A. Newsom, Mathieu Tillier, Dov Weiss.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004281639 20180530
Contributors to The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective treat one of the most pervasive religious metaphors, that of the divine courtroom, in both its historical and thematic senses. In order to shed light on the various manifestations of the divine courtroom, this volume consists of essays by scholars of the ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, Talmud, Islam, medieval Judaism, and classical Greek literature. Contributions to the volume primarily center upon three related facets of the divine courtroom: the role of the divine courtroom in the earthly legal system; the divine courtroom as the site of historical justice; and the divine courtroom as the venue in which God is called to answer for his own unjust acts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004281639 20180530
Green Library
Book
xvii, 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The emblematic cube / Peter Goodrich And Valérie Hayaert
  • The Gordian knot of emblemata : from the labyrinthus absconditus to the affirmation of the prisca jurisprudentia / Valérie Hayaert
  • The evidence of things not seen / Peter Goodrich
  • Metamorphosis, mythography, and the nature of English law / Paul Raffield
  • Confessio infirmitatis, or: a productive digression put to good use in legal affairs / Anselm Haverkamp
  • The heart and the law in the scales : allegorical discourse and modes of subjectivization in early-modern religious emblematics / Agnès Guiderdoni
  • From pornograhy to moral didactism : how the French play with emblems / Christian Biet
  • The tongue and the eye : eloquence and office in renaissance emblems / Piyel Haldar
  • Don't screw with the law : visual and spatial defences against judicial and political corruption in communal Italy / Alick Mclean
  • Epistemological doubt and visual puzzles of sight, knowledge, and judgment: reflections on clear-sighted and blindfolded justices / Judith Rensnik And Denis Curtis
  • Crime shows : CSI in Hapsburg Spain / William Egginton.
It was the classical task of legal rhetoric to make law both seen and understood. These conjoint goals came to be separated and opposed in modernity and a degree of blindness ensued. Legal reason was increasingly deemed to be a purely textual enterprise. Against this constraint and in furtherance of an incipient visual turn in legal studies, Genealogies of Legal Vision seeks to revive the classical ars iuris and to this end traces the history of regimes of visual control. Law always relied in significant measure upon the use of visual representations, upon pictures, architecture, costume and statuary to convey authority and sovereign norm. Military, religious, administrative and legal insignia found juridical codification and expression in collections of signs of office, in heraldic codes, in genealogical devices, and then finally in the juridical invention in the mid-sixteenth century of the legal emblem book. Genealogies of Legal Vision traces the complex lineage of the legal emblem and argues that the mens emblematica of the humanist lawyers was the inauguration of a visiocratic regime that continues into the multiple new technologies and novel media of contemporary governance. Bringing together leading experts on the history and art of legal emblems this collection provides a ground-breaking account of the long relationship between visibility, meaning and normativity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415749077 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxvii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Obiter depicta as an element of law
  • Devising law : a short history of legal emblems
  • The sovereign likes to hide : visualizing hierarchy
  • The foolosophy of justice and the enigma of law
  • The missing hand of the law
  • Visibilities : persons, things, actions
  • Conclusion: Virtual laws.
The emblem book was invented by the humanist lawyer Andrea Alciato in 1531. The preponderance of juridical and normative themes, of images of rule and infraction, of obedience and error in the emblem books is critical to their purpose and interest. This book outlines the history of the emblem tradition as a juridical genre, along with the concept of, and training in, obiter depicta, in things seen along the way to judgment. It argues that these books depict norms and abuses in classically derived forms that become the visual standards of governance. Despite the plethora of vivid figures and virtual symbols that define and transmit law, contemporary lawyers are not trained in the critical apprehension of the visible. This book is the first to reconstruct the history of the emblem tradition, evidencing the extent to which a gallery of images of law already exists and structuring how the public realm is displayed, made present and viewed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107035997 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
94 pages ; 25 cm
  • Due process : introduction / R. Torfs
  • The apostolic signature and the tribunals of the Roman Catholic Church / F. Daneels
  • Historical aspects on the right to due process in the Church from the period of Charlemagne to the CIC/1917 / M. Pulte
  • The origins of natural justice and procedural fairness in Anglican canon law / P. Barber
  • Due judicial process as a principle of Anglican canon law and in the clergy discipline tribunals of the Church of England / M. Hill
  • Constitution and church order : legal representation in Reformed ecclesiastical inquiries? / P. Coertzen
  • Due process in society and church / R. Torfs.
In the aftermath of Vatican II, questions concerning due process were not among the main issues debated in canon law. Other topics dominated, including participation, the status of lay people, collegiality. Marriage was a covenant, not a contract. The Church was a community, not an institution. A plea for a more prominent role of canon law was perceived as a lack of true pastoral spirit. Theologians often argued that the Church had to offer more than just law, while it used to be less. Today, the situation changed, though not completely, and at times with a lot of reluctance. This book offers various contributions on due process: the functioning of the Apostolic Signatura and other tribunals within the Roman Catholic Church; an historical overview of due process, covering the evolution over many centuries; the Anglican ideas, norms and traditions; the reformed perspective. A final address by professor Rik Torfs, contributing to the scientific development of church law, and offering practical suggestions to the ecclesial world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789042927407 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
Book
184 p. ; 24 cm.
Dispute resolution (International law); Islamic law.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxviii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
  • A contemporary Catholic theory of complementarity / Elizabeth R. Schiltz
  • Deconstructing equality in religion / Cheryl B. Preston
  • The Catholic Church and women : the divergence between what is said and what is heard / Susan J. Stabile
  • What is the matter with Antigone? / Emily Hartigan
  • Privatizing diversity : a cautionary tale from religious arbitration in family law / Ayelet Shachar
  • From third wave to third generation : feminism, faith, and human rights / M. Christian Green
  • A meditation on mahr, modernity, and Muslim marriage contract law / Asifa Quraishi-Landes
  • Co-creating the family : a Lutheran view of marriage and divorce law / Marie A. Failinger
  • With compassion and lovingkindness : one feminist Buddhist's exploration of feminist domestic violence advocacy / Deborah J. Cantrell
  • "Men are the protectors of women" : negotiating marriage, feminism, and (Islamic) law in American Muslim efforts against domestic violence / Juliane Hammer
  • Why Muslim women are re-interpreting the Quran and re-thinking the Hadith : a transformative scholarship-activism / Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi
  • Modesty disrobed : gendered modesty rules under the monotheistic religions / Frances Raday
  • Jewish law : the case of wifebeating / Naomi Graetz
  • Competing approaches to rape in Islamic law / Hina Azam
  • Catholic women and equality : women in the Code of Canon Law / Sister Sara Butler
  • Daughters of the Buddha : the Sakyadhita movement, Buddhist law and the position of Buddhist nuns / Rebecca Redwood French
  • Chinese women lawyers and judges as priests / Mary Szto.
With contributions from some of the most prominent voices writing on gender, law and religion today, this book illuminates some of the conflicts at the intersection of feminism, theology and law. It examines a range of themes from the viewpoint of identifiable traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Among the themes discussed are the cross-over between religious and secular values and assumptions in the search for a just jurisprudence for women, the application of theological insights from religious traditions to legal issues at the core of feminist work, feminist legal readings of scriptural texts on women's rights and the place that religious law has assigned to women in ecclesiastic life.Feminists of faith face challenges from many sides: patriarchal remnants in their own tradition, dismissal of their faith commitments by secular feminists, and balancing the conflicting loyalties of their lives. The book will be essential reading for legal and religious academics and students working in the area of gender and law or law and religion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409474814 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xx, 468 p.
  • The Siyar laws of aggression : juridical re-interpretations of Quranic Jihad and their contemporary implications for international law / Asma Afsaruddin
  • Meaning and method of the interpretation of Sunnah in the field of Siyar : a reappraisal / Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
  • Apostasy as a matter of Islamic international law / Necmettin Kizilkaya
  • Suicide attacks : martyrdom operations or acts of perfidy? / Muhammad Munir
  • Islamic diplomacy : views of the classical jurists / Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul
  • Al-Shaybani and Aman : treatment of foreigners in the classical Islamic state with special focus on diplomatic envoys / Khaled Ramadan Bashir
  • The Ottoman Empire and the institutionalization of European diplomacy, 1500-1700 / Harriet Rudolph
  • Promoting the rule of law : UN, OIC and ILA initiatives approaching Islamic law / Irmgard Marboe
  • New muslim perspectives in the human rights debate / Abdulmumini A. Oba The Shariah, international human rights law, and the right to hold opinions and free expression : after Bilour's Fatwa / Javaid Rehman Religious considerations in international legal discourse, the example of religious defamation / Lorenz Langer
  • Muslim states and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child : with special reference to Malaysia / Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein
  • Islamic law and international protection of minority rights in context / Mashood A. Baderin
  • Islamic law and international criminal law / Markus P. Beham
  • Islamic criminal procedure and the principle of complementarity of the International Criminal Court / Matthias Cernusca
  • Islam and Islamic law in contemporary international relations / Maurits S. Berger
  • Islamic views of global order and their impact on international law / Gregor Novak
  • Islam and the future of the international community / Muddathir Abd al-Rahim.
Book
xx, 468 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introducing an intricate relationship / Marie-Luisa Frick and Andreas Th. Müller
  • Islam and international law / Awn S. Al-Khasawneh
  • The Siyar laws of aggression : juridical re-interpretations of Qu'rānic Jihād and their contemporary implications for international law / Asma Afsaruddin
  • Meaning and method of the interpretation of Sunnah in the field of Siyar : a reappraisal / Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
  • Apostasy as a matter of Islamic international law / Necmettin Kizilkaya
  • Suicide attacks : martyrdom operations or acts of perfidy? / Muhammad Munir
  • Islamic diplomacy : views of the classical jurists / Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul
  • Treatment of foreigners in the classical Islamic state with special focus on diplomatic envoys : Al-Shaybānī and Amān / Khaled Ramadan Bashir
  • The Ottoman Empire and the institutionalization of European diplomacy, 1500-1700 / Harriet Rudolph
  • Promoting the rule of law : UN, OIC and ILA initiatives approaching Islamic law / Irmgard Marboe
  • New muslim perspectives in the human rights debate / Abdulmumini A. Oba
  • The Sharī'ah, international human rights law, and the right to hold opinions and free expression : after Bilour's Fatwā / Javaid Rehman
  • Religious considerations in international legal discourse : the example of religious defamation / Lorenz Langer
  • Muslim states and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child : with special reference to Malaysia / Abdul Ghafur Hamid & Khin Maung Sein
  • Islamic law and international protection of minority rights in context / Mashood A. Baderin
  • Islamic law and international criminal law / Markus P. Beham
  • Islamic criminal procedure and the principle of complementarity of the International Criminal Court / Matthias Cernusca
  • Islam and Islamic law in contemporary international relations / Maurits S. Berger
  • Islamic views of global order and their impact on international law / Gregor Novak
  • Islam and the future of the international community / Muddathir 'Abd al-Raḥim.
Islam and International Law explores the multi-faceted relationship of Islam and international law. Current debates on Sharia, Islam and the West often suffer from prejudice and platitudes. The book seeks to engage such self-centrism by providing a plurality of perspectives, both in terms of interdisciplinary research and geographic backgrounds.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004233355 20160611
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xx, 468 pages ; 25 cm.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introducing an Intricate Relationship, Marie-Luisa Frick & Andreas Th. Muller 2. Islam and International Law, Awn S. Al-Khasawneh I. THE USE OF FORCE: CONTESTED VIEWS ON THE JUS AD BELLUM AND THE JUS IN BELLO IN ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL LAW 3. The Siyar Laws of Aggression: Juridical Re-interpretations of Qur'anic Jihad and Their Contemporary Implications for International Law, Asma Afsaruddin 4. Meaning and Method of the Interpretation of Sunnah in the Field of Siyar: A Reappraisal, Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal 5. Apostasy as a Matter of Islamic International Law, Necmettin Kizilkaya 6. Suicide Attacks: Martyrdom Operations or Acts of Perfidy?, Muhammad Munir II. FOSTERING PEACE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS NOW AND THEN: DIPLOMACY AND RULE OF LAW AS A GENUINE CONTRIBUTION OF ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL LAW? 7. Islamic Diplomacy: Views of the Classical Jurists, Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul 8. Al-Shaybani and Aman: Treatment of Foreigners in the Classical Islamic State with Special Focus on Diplomatic Envoys, Khaled Ramadan Bashir 9. The Ottoman Empire and the Institutionalization of European Diplomacy, 1500-1700, Harriet Rudolph 10. Promoting the Rule of Law: UN, OIC and ILA Initiatives Approaching Islamic Law, Irmgard Marboe III. ISLAM AND THE INDIVIDUAL: CHALLENGES OF AND TO ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL LAW IN CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSES 11. New Muslim Perspectives in the Human Rights Debate, Abdulmumini A. Oba 12. The Shari'ah, International Human Rights Law and the Right to Hold Opinions and Free Expression: After Bilour's Fatwa, Javaid Rehman 13. Religious Considerations in International Legal Discourse - The Example of Religious Defamation, Lorenz Langer 14. Muslim States and the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: With Special Reference to Malaysia, Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein 15. Islamic Law and International Protection of Minority Rights in Context, Mashood A. Baderin IV. INTERNATIONAL CRIMES AS A COMMON CONCERN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: BRIDGING DIVIDES OR PROVOKING CLASHES? 16. Islamic Law and International Criminal Law, Markus P. Beham 17. Islamic Criminal Procedure and the Principle of Complementarity of the International Criminal Court, Matthias Cernusca V. ISLAMIC IDENTITY AND WORLD ORDER: RECONSIDERING ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL LAW IN LIGHT OF THE REALITIES OF A GLOBALIZING WORLD 18. Islam and Islamic Law in Contemporary International Relations, Maurits S. Berger 19. Islamic Views of Global Order and their Impact on International Law , Gregor Novak 20. Islam and the Future of the International Community, Muddathir 'Abd al-Rahim.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004233355 20160611
Islam and International Law explores the multi-faceted relationship of Islam and international law. Current debates on Sharia, Islam and the West often suffer from prejudice and platitudes. The book seeks to engage such self-centrism by providing a plurality of perspectives, both in terms of interdisciplinary research and geographic backgrounds.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004233355 20160611
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes ; 25 cm
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
231 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Historical overview
  • Legal theory
  • Institutions
  • The judge and the litigants
  • The judge and jurisprudence
  • The judge and society
  • Conclusions: Lessons in legal sociology.
This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater understanding of the real functions of religion in these legal systems, regardless of the dogmatic positions of the religions themselves. The judiciary is the focus of the study as it is the judge who is obliged to administer to legal texts while having to consider social realities being sometimes at variance with religious ethics and legal rules deriving from them. This book fills a gap in the literature examining Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian law and as such will open new possibilities for further studies in the field of comparative law. It will be a valuable resource for those working in the areas of comparative law, law and religion, law and society, and legal anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409437178 20160608
Law Library (Crown)
Book
231 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- Part I Theory: Historical overview-- Legal theory. Part II Practice: Institutions-- The judge and the litigants-- The judge and jurisprudence-- The judge and society-- Conclusions: lessons in legal sociology-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409437178 20160608
This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater understanding of the real functions of religion in these legal systems, regardless of the dogmatic positions of the religions themselves. The judiciary is the focus of the study as it is the judge who is obliged to administer to legal texts while having to consider social realities being sometimes at variance with religious ethics and legal rules deriving from them. This book fills a gap in the literature examining Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian law and as such will open new possibilities for further studies in the field of comparative law. It will be a valuable resource for those working in the areas of comparative law, law and religion, law and society, and legal anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409437178 20160608
Green Library