Redemption Under Law

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195156287
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199872169 | DOI:
Redemption Under Law

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This chapter discusses the influence of religious ideas on legal values and experience, citing examples from religious law (especially Jewish law and the Talmud), the French civil code, and the German Constitution. The idea of law as a path to redemption for a people or nation is examined. The author points out that he considers the “original intent” of the framers of the Constitution (and its subsequent Amendments) irrelevant for the purposes of this book's analysis.

Keywords: Constitution framers; French civil code; German Constitution; Jewish law; legal values; original intent; redemption; Religious law; Talmud

Chapter.  7783 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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