Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
xvii, 414 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Part I. Introduction 1. The relevance and resonance of the Great Charter of 1215 for religions today / Robin Griffith-Jones and Mark Hill QC 2. Magna Carta / Lord Judge of Draycote Part II. The Birth of Magna Carta and the Spread of its Principles 3. Due process in Magna Carta: its sources in English law, canon law and Stephen Langton / John W. Baldwin 4. From Charter to common law: the rights and liberties of the pre-Reformation Church / Margaret McGlynn 5. Magna Carta and the law of nations / R. H. Helmholz 6. Magna Carta and personal liberty / Sir John Baker QC 7. Towards a new Magna Carta for early modern England / John Witte, Jr 8. Differences over the foundation of law in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America / David Little Part III. Comparative Religious Approaches to Magna Carta's Rule of Law 9. Quranic Magna Carta: on the origins of the rule of law in Islam / Wael Hallaq 10. Justice in Islamic legislation / Ali Gomaa 11. Sharia and the rule of law: preserving the realm / Anver Emon 12. Democracy and the power of religion: some lessons from India / Sudipta Kaviraj 13. The still small voice of Magna Carta in Christian law today / Norman Doe 14. Magna Carta, rule of law and religious diversity / Maleiha Malik Part IV. The Contemporary Inheritance of Magna Carta 15. The development of human rights thought from Magna Carta to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights / Sir Rabinder Singh 16. Strasbourg's approach to religion in the pluralist democracies of Europe / Javier Martínez-Torrón 17. The Great Covenant of Liberties: Biblical principles and Magna Carta / Lord Sacks 18. The cardinal rule of religion and the rule of law: a musing on Magna Carta / Simon Lee Epilogue: 19. Strengthened by the rule of law: the message of Magna Carta for religions today / Lord Dyson Appendix: the charters in translation.
"On a glorious sunny Saturday in June 2014, we had the pleasure of convening a conference in the Temple, the beating heart of legal London, under the title 'Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law' focusing on the powerful narratives - then and now - of faith and governance. We had in mind a modest gathering, and thus we were delighted that in excess of two hundred people chose to attend"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-388) and index.
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