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Law, Love and Freedom
From the Sacred to the Secular

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  • Author: Joshua Neoh, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427654

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  • How does one lead a life of law, love, and freedom? This inquiry has very deep roots in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Indeed, the divergent answers to this inquiry mark the transition from Judeo to Christian. This book returns to those roots to trace the twists and turns that these ideas have taken as they move from the sacred to the secular. It relates our most important mode of social organization, law, to two of our most cherished values, love and freedom. In this book, Joshua Neoh sketches the moral vision that underlies our modern legal order and traces our secular legal ideas (constitutionalism versus anarchism) to their theological origins (monasticism versus antinomianism). Law, Love, and Freedom brings together a diverse cast of characters, including Paul and Luther, Augustine and Aquinas, monks and Gnostics, and constitutionalists and anarchists. This book is valuable to any lawyers, philosophers, theologians and historians, who are interested in law as a humanistic discipline.

    • Will appeal to scholars who are interested in the intersection of law and religion
    • Presents a conceptual analysis of the ideas of law, love and freedom
    • The idea that history can substantiate theory is expounded and defended
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    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427654
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Cosmological beginning, eschatological end
    2. Conceptual bipolarities
    3. Methodological turn to historical narrative
    4. Prior narrative: from monasticism to constitutionalism
    5. Counter narrative: from antinomianism to anarchism
    6. Value pluralism and the search for coherence
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Joshua Neoh, Australian National University, Canberra
    Joshua Neoh is a tenured faculty member at the law school of the Australian National University, Canberra (ANU). He completed his LL.B. at the ANU, LL.M. at Yale University, Connecticut, and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, and held visiting research positions at Harvard University and the University of Oxford. He is committed to an interdisciplinary study of law, and he has published in the fields of law and religion, law and literature, law and culture, law and philosophy, and law and the humanities.

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