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The Influence of Religion on Law

Denning, Lord, Denning, Rt. Hon. Lord

Editore: Canadian Inst for Law Theology, 1997
ISBN 10: 1896363083 / ISBN 13: 9781896363080
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Titolo: The Influence of Religion on Law

Casa editrice: Canadian Inst for Law Theology

Data di pubblicazione: 1997

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Riassunto: "As lawyers, judges, members of the public and legislators, we should recognize the central role that belief holds in our systems of jurisprudence. The interpretations of the law by Lord Denning in his long and distinguished career have shaped not only the way law is applied, but also how it is perceived. In this book, Denning raises the issue of how society has taken religion and belief and incorporated it into our legal systems. While these systems are different in many respects across regions, the common thread across so many of them is that their core values are derived from the tenets of religion. During his lengthy tenure, Denning has increased that awareness of the impact of religion on law. During his lifetime, Lord Denning has articulated, shaped, and defined our system of law to reflect not only our humanity, but our spirituality as well."-David Kilgour, M.P.

L'autore: Lord Denning, "the greatest and most colourful judge this century has known," is a graduate and Hon. Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford University and the Inns of Court. His legal career began in 1923 when he was called to the Bar in Lincoln's Inn. He became a Judge of the High Court of Justice in 1944; Lord Justice of Appeal 1948 - 57; Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1957 - 62; and Master of Rolls 1962 - 82. He became a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1944, and Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn in 1964. He became an Hon. Bencher, Middle Temple in 1972, Gray's Inn in 1979, and Inner Temple in 1982. He has received honorary doctorates from many universities, including his alma mater, Oxford, Ottawa, Dalhousie, and Columbia Universities. Lord Denning is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy. His many books include The Changing Law (1953), The Road to Justice (1955), The Discipline of Law (1979), The Due Process of Law (1980), What's Next in the Law (1982), and Landmarks in the Law (1984). Lord Denning was President of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship (U.K.) from 1950 - 1987, and now is the Patron. The Influence of Religion on Law is an address which he gave to the Fellowship on the occasion of its Centenary. David Kilgour [introduction author] is a distinguished Parliamentarian, first elected in 1979, former Deputy Speaker in the Canadian House of Commons, and presently Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa. He is a graduate of the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto, and has done additional graduate work at the University of Paris. He is the author of three books-Uneasy Patriots (1988), Inside Outer Canada (1990), and Betrayal: The Spy Canada Abandoned (1994).

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