Church + Society

Resources Dedicated to Helping Students Think Deeper About Law, Religion, and Society

"The mind that is not baffled is not employed."

-Wendell Berry


Books


Harold Berman, Faith and Order: The Reconciliation of Law and Religion (1993)

Religious Liberty in Western Thought (Reynolds and Durham, Jr. eds, 1996)

Oliver O'Donovan, The Desire of Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology (1999)

David McIlroy, A Biblical View of Law and Justice: A Christian Perspective on Law (2007)

James D. Hunter, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (2010)

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Justice: Rights and Wrongs (2010)

Larry Siedentop, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (2014)

Timothy P. Jackson, Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy (2015)

Jonathan Leeman, Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule (2016)

James K.A. Smith, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habits (2016)

John Witte, Jr., Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (2016)

Steven D. Smith, Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac (2018)

Charles Taylor, A Secular Age (2018, reprint) [for help on reading Taylor, see James K.A. Smith, How (Not) To Be Secular (2014)]

The Cambridge Companion to: Natural Law Jurisprudence (Duke and George eds, 2017)

Luke Bretherton, Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy (2019)

Robert L. Wilken, Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom (2019)

Carl Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (2020)

Reformed Public Theology: A Global Vision for Life in the World (Kaemingk ed., 2021)


Articles


Print

Roger Cramton, The Ordinary Religion of the Law School Classroom, J. of Legal Educ. (1977-78)

Jeffrey Tuomala, Christ's Atonement as the Model for Civil Justice, Liberty U. L. Rev. (1993)

Craig A. Stern, Things Not Nice: An Essay on Civil Government, Regent U. L. Rev. (1997)

Harold J. Berman, Religion and Liberty Under Law at the Founding of America, Regent U. L. Rev. (2007-08)

John Witte, Jr. & Joel A. Nichols, "Come Now Let Us Reason Together": Restoring Religious Freedom in America and Abroad, Notre Dame L. Rev. (2016).

 

Online

Harold Berman, Law and Logos (1994)

Thomas Neuberger, Christian Lawyers are Second Rate, The Rutherford Institute (2014)

Eilene Zimmerman, The Lawyer, The Addict, New York Times (2017) 

Hannah LaGrand, Thoughtlessness, Sloth, and the Call to Think, Comment (2017)


For More


Michael P. Schutt, Law and the Biblical Tradition: Select Bibliography for Christian Law Students

Hilary R. Kastleman, Selected Bibliography: Religion and Lawyering 

Natural Law: A Select Bibliography

Legal History: A Select Bibliography

Resources from David McIlroy on Theology of Law