Christianity and Global Law
Coeditor, Christianity and Global Law (Routledge and CRC Press, 2020) (with Rafael Domingo)
This book explores both historical and contemporary Christian sources and dimensions of global law and includes critical perspectives from various religious and philosophical traditions.
Two dozen leading scholars discuss the constituent principles of this new global legal order historically, comparatively, and currently. The first part uses a historical-biographical approach to study a few of the major Christian architects of global law and transnational legal theory, from St. Paul to Jacques Maritain. The second part distills the deep Christian sources and dimensions of the main principles of global law, historically and today, separating out the distinct Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian contributions as appropriate. Finally, the authors address a number of pressing global issues and challenges, where a Christian-informed legal perspective can and should have deep purchase and influence. The work makes no claim that Christianity is the only historical shaper of global law, nor that it should monopolize the theory and practice of global law today. But the book does insist that Christianity, as one of the world’s great religions, has deep norms and practices, ideas and institutions, prophets and procedures that can be of benefit as the world struggles to find global legal resources to confront humanity’s greatest challenges.
The volume will be an essential resource for academics and researchers working in the areas of law and religion, transnational law, legal philosophy, and legal history.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Historical-biographical approach
1. St. Paul and the moral law – C. Kavin Rowe
2. Augustine and the common good – Josef Lössl
3. Thomas Aquinas: definitions and vocabulary in his Treatise on
Law – Charles J. Reid, Jr.
4. Francisco de Vitoria and the global commonwealth – Andreas
5. Francisco Suárez on the law of nations and just war – Henrik
6. Alberico Gentili and the secularization of the law of nations
– Rafael Domingo and Giovanni Minnucci
7. Johannes Althusius and the universal rule of natural laws and
rights – John Witte, Jr.
8. Hugo Grotius and the making of modern natural law – Jon Miller
9. Kant’s Religion and Perpetual Peace – Lawrence Pasternack
10. Jacques Maritain and the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights – William Sweet
11. Robert Schuman and the process of European integration
– Rafael Domingo
Part 2: Structural principles of global governance
12. Christianity and the global rule of law – Neil Walker
13. Christianity and the principle of dignity – Martin Schlag
14. Christianity and the principle of equality in global law – Julian
15. The principle of the common good – George Duke
16. Christianity, sovereignty, and global law – Nicholas Aroney
17. Christianity and the principle of solidarity – Ana Marta González
18. Christianity and the principle of subsidiarity – Thomas C. Kohler
Part 3: Global issues and global public goods
19. Christianity and human rights – Samuel Moyn
20. Christianity and the international economic order – Daniel A.
21. Christianity and a global law for migration – Silas W. Allard
22. Christianity, global environmental protection, and animal law –
Mark Somos and Anne Peters
23. Christianity and the use of force: Lex and Pax Christi – Mary
24. Christianity and international criminal law – Johan D. van der