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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaismby Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home... more...

  • Legal Authority in Premodern Islamby Fachrizal A. Halim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahy? b. Sharaf al-Nawaw?, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Sh?fi'? madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idr?s al-Sh?fi'? (d. 204/820), the supposed founder of the school... more...

  • Legal Documents from the Judean Desertby Aharon Layish

    BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00

    This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...

  • Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Churchby Revd Dr Will Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences... more...

  • Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudenceby Roy Mottahedeh

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    This classic text is rendered directly from the original Arabic by one of America's leading Islamic scholars. This paperback edition has been specially published for the many courses for which this book has been requested. more...

  • Maqasid al-Shari?a and Contemporary Reformist Muslim Thoughtby Adis Duderija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    It is the first study which comprehensively, systematically and critically examines the role and usefulness of the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a (higher Objectives of Islamic Law) in contemporary Muslim reformist thought in relation to number of specific issues pertaining to Islamic legal philosophy, law, ethics and the socio-political sphere. more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This book reconstructs the scholastic arguments about marital indissolubility and papal power that lay behind John XXII?s 1322 constitution Antique Concertationi. It illustrates the dynamic relationship between canon law and theology, and the tensions between papal authority and academic expertise, that animated a controversial pontificate. more...

  • Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Lawby Felicitas Opwis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00

    Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maŠ'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...

  • Medieval Canon Lawby James A Brundage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive... more...

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courtsby Elisa Giunchi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...