Welcome to the Journal of Law and Religion
The Journal of Law and Religion is an international, interdisciplinary forum committed to studying law in its social context, including moral and religious views of law and life. A recognized source for policymakers, scholars, and educators, its subscription base represents six continents and includes over 390 law and theological libraries, including Yale University Law School Library, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, Baha'i World Centre Library, Fondation du Roi Abdul Aziz Al Saoud, Sharjah University, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Inquiries may be emailed to Jenessa Stromberger, production manager.
The Journal of Law and Religion will not be considering new manuscripts until mid-March, 2013. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may pose to authors. Please visit our website at that time for more information about submissions.
The Journal of Law and Religion hosted its 2012 symposium, "Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence," co-sponsored by Hamline University School of Law, September 28-29, 2012 at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn.
During the symposium, the Journal presented its fifteenth annual Lifetime Achievement Award to William Graham, former Dean of Harvard Divinity School, whose scholarly work has focused on early Islamic religious history and textual traditions and problems in the history of world religion.
Mark A. Chinen, Crumbs from the Table: The Syrophoenician Woman and International Law
Daphna Hacker, Religious Tribunals in Democratic States: Lessons from the Israeli Rabbinical Courts
Lucas P. Volkman, Church Property Disputes, Religious Freedom, and the Ordeal of African Methodists in Antebellum St. Louis; Farrar v. Finney 1855
Steven Wedgeworth, The Two Sons of Oil and the Limits of American Religious Dissent
Featured in Our Upcoming Issue
Sana Loue, Parentally Mandated Religious Healing for Children: A Therapeutic Justice Approach
René Reyes, Common Cause in the Culture Wars?
Haim Shapira, “For the Judgment is God’s”: Human Judgment and Divine Justice in the Hebrew Bible and in Jewish Tradition
Zachary Baron Shemtob, The Catholic and Jewish Court: Explaining the Absence of Protestants on the Nation’s Highest Judicial Body
Avishalom Westreich, The “Gatekeepers” of Jewish Family Law: Marriage Annulment as a Test Case
John F. Wirenius, “Command and Coercion”: Clerical Immunity, Scandal, and the Sex Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church