Sex Marriage and Family in John Calvin s Geneva

Author: John Witte
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848031
Format: PDF, ePub
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You would not expect this from his dour reputation, but John Calvin transformed the Western understanding of sex, marriage, and family life. In this fascinating, even sensational, volume John Witte and Robert Kingdon treat comprehensively the new theology and law of domestic life that Calvin and his fellow reformers established in sixteenth-century Geneva. Bringing to light and life hundreds of newly discovered cases and theological texts, Witte and Kingdon trace the subtle historical forms and norms of sex, marriage, and family life that still shape us today.

Christianity and Family Law

Author: John Witte, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108415342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive analysis of Christian influences on Western family law from the first century to the present day.

The Calvin Handbook

Author: H. J. Selderhuis
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862306
Format: PDF
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Research on French theologian John Calvin is a growing field, currently flourishing around the world. Calvin?s quincentennial this year has lent such research even greater momentum. The Calvin Handbook is designed to support and stimulate this research. However, not only do the contributors to this volume provide excellent information for experts in the field, they also give reliable information to those who do not deal with Calvin on a scholarly level. / Based on the latest research findings, this international team of renowned scholars offers a comprehensive view of Calvin?s biography, his theology, and the history of his reception. The Calvin Handbook is a uniquely helpful resource on Calvin for readers of every interest level.

Negotiating State and Non State Law

Author: Michael A. Helfand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316033422
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Non-state law is playing an increasing role in both public and private ordering. Numerous organizations have emerged alongside the nation-state, each purporting to provide their members with rules and norms to govern their conduct and organize their affairs. The nation-state increasingly finds itself sandwiched, between two broad and contrasting categories of non-state law. The first - law above the state - captures legal systems that function across the territorial borders of nation-states. The second category - law below the state - includes forms of local customary, religious, and indigenous law. As these forms of non-state law persist and proliferate alongside the nation-state, the relationship between state and non-state law becomes more complex, multifaceted, and tense. This volume addresses this relationship considering whether and to what extent state and non-state law can coexist and how each form of law seeks to influence as well as transform the other.