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Legal Research Guides by Course - Law and Religion

Course Description:

This course is designed to examine the religious foundations of the legal systems and of the law.  We examine the major religious traditions of the world and the impact of these traditions upon legal systems, legal ideas, and legal culture.  Of course, special emphasis is given to the Judaic-Christian tradition and its impact of Western law.  Topics of consideration vary from year to year, but they have covered such matters as the interaction of law and religion, utopias, law and religious values, the legal and religious views of the human being, and secularization of the law.  (2 credits)

Faculty Who Teach This Course:

  • Robert D. Taylor (Thomas W. Henderson Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Professor of Law)

Subject Covered Presently in Collection by:

Print Collection:

BL1-BL2790   Religions – Mythology – Rationalism
BM1-BM990   Judaism
BP1-BP610   Islam
BQ1-BQ9800   Buddhism
BR1-BR1725   Christianity
BS1-BS2970   The Bible
BT10-BT1480   Doctrinal Theology
BV1-BV5099   Practical Theology
BX1-BX9999   Christian Denominations
KB1-KB4855   Religious Law in General
KBM1-KBM4855   Jewish Law
KBP1-KBP4860   Islamic Law
KBR2-KBR4090   History of Canon Law
KBU2-KBU4820   Law of the Roman Catholic Church
KF4783   Freedom of Religion and of Conscience
KF4865-KF4869   Church and State

Legal Research Databases:

DCLI Webpage Links:

  • Primary Legal Research: Case Law, Statutory Law, Administrative Law (contains quick links to our federal and state statutes, our federal and state administrative codes, and federal and state case law)
  • Legal Research Guides: Law and Religion