Book: The Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization

Book: The Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization

Book: The Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization

Book: The Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization
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This work asks the question: What did Christianity do to build a civilization? In the present age, law has been used energetically to micro-manage human
societies, values, and aspirations. But did law work that way in antiquity? This little book is some form of answer. It is a book on law and legal thought as it emerged in its formative ages of the Christian past; it asks what the ancient writers and theorists did with law and legal thought. It is part history, part philosophy, and more than anything else an intorduction to issues of law and legal adjudication in t he Patristic and Byzantine eras.

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