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The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism: A Theological Interpretation


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August 1993

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Locates the origins of constitutional law in the Enlightenment attempt to control the violence of the state by subjecting power to reason, then shows its evolution into a tradition of rational inquiry embodied in a community of lawyers and judges. Continues with discussion of how the tradition's 19t

Portrait

H. Jefferson Powell is Professor of Law and Divinity at Duke University. He is the author of "Languages of Power: A Source Book of Early American Constitutional History"

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"Powell launches an unapologetically Christian attack on America's longstanding civic faith in constitutional law. Powell's core message--that there is no such thing as a Christian approach to constitutionalism--heralds a radical and powerful new model for understanding the relationship between personal Christianity and public law."
--Jim Chen," Constitutional Commentary"
EAN: 9780822313144
ISBN: 0822313146
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1993
Seitenanzahl: 309 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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