Law & Custom

The Thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Future of the Common Law

VANDRUNEN, David Taal: Engels

Gebonden

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Law & Custom

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Throughout the long history of the Western legal tradition, custom and law have been integrally related in both theory and practice. Their relationship is embodied by the Anglo-American concept of the common law. Nevertheless, the twentieth century witnessed a drastic decline in the importance of the common law in the very countries in which it once flourished. In this interdisciplinary work of theological ethics and legal theory, David VanDrunen explores the relationship of custom and law in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. VanDrunen argues that Aquinas's concern for custom was a central aspect of his theology of law and was grounded in broader elements of his theological and ethical thought. Aquinas's insights on the necessity of attention to custom for the formation of a just legal system, VanDrunen concludes, suggest many reasons for a renewal of interest in the common law in the contemporary world.
ISBN
9780820468204
Vorm
Gebonden
Uitgever
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2003
Taal
Engels
Pagina's
192 pp.
Genre
Theologie, Esoterie & Filosofie
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