“Sovereigns, Exceptions, and ‘Shadow Dockets’: Law, Religion, and States of Emergency” by M. Christian Green

“Sovereign is he who decides on the exception.”Carl Schmitt, Political Theology (1921)  “By nonetheless granting relief, the Court goes astray. . . . That renders the Court’s emergency docket not for emergencies at all.”Justice Elena Kagan, Louisiana v. American Rivers (2022) Hitler’s Lawyer About a decade ago, the name of a particular twentieth-century political theorist

“The Admissibility of Christian Pro-Life Politics” by Matthew P. Cavedon

In the course of calling out anti-Semitism in American law – a very valid concern – Dr. Mia Brett’s recent Canopy Forum article argues that “Christian religious belief is the justification for many civil rights challenges we are seeing now.” Among them? Efforts to ban abortion, which “rest…on Christian religion.” Although legal justifications for prohibiting abortion “might pretend to have a secular justification,” the

“Effective Altruism and Religion: Synergies, Tensions, Dialogue” by Dominic Roser and Stefan Riedener

Effective Altruism and Religion: Synergies, Tensions, Dialogue Dominic Roser and Stefan Riedener The following is a modified version of the introduction to Effective Altruism and Religion: Synergies, Tensions, Dialogue, an open-access volume published and available at the Nomos eLibrary here. 1.    Effective Altruism and Religion: An Intriguing Encounter The effective altruism (EA) movement matters. In

“Law, Religion & Abortion Law of the United States: A Jewish View” by Michael J. Broyde

This article is part of our “Kennedy, Carson, and Dobbs: Law and Religion in Pressing Supreme Court Cases” series. If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Note: This work is a profoundly revised version intended to be accessible to a secular audience of a recent article of mine with a

“‘Drawn from out of the very bowels of heaven and earth’: Natural Law and Discursive Politics in Richard Hooker” by Luke Zerra

Statue of Richard Hooker on Exeter Cathedral Close (Rob Brewer) Richard Hooker (1554-1600) is credited — alongside Thomas Cranmer — as the most important theologian of the English Reformation. The six books of his Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity issued a defense of the Elizabethan Church of England against more radical Protestants, calling for further reform. Hooker’s conception

“Tax Policy: A Sieve Separating the Genuine Pro-lifers from the Fakes” by Susan Pace Hamill

This article is part of our “Kennedy, Carson, and Dobbs: Law and Religion in Pressing Supreme Court Cases” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Labeling themselves “pro-life,” white conservative evangelical Christians waged war against abortion for decades. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court — recently configured in their

“The Creative Peace of ‘Spiritualizing Humanity,’ by Rafael Domingo Oslé & Gonzalo Rodríguez-Fraile Díaz” by Mónica García-Salmones

Spiritualizing Humanityby Rafael Domingo Oslé & Gonzalo Rodríguez-Fraile Díaz Review by Mónica García-Salmones After the spiritualism of the Middle Ages and the humanism of the Renaissance, rationalism conquered a large number of Europe’s intellectuals. For rationalists, the separation of God and reason was the only guarantee that would enable humans to occupy the place they

“Pope Francis, Just War Theory, the Ukraine, and Beyond: Can War Be Just?” by Charles Russo

This article is part of our “Russia/Ukraine: Law and Religion Perspectives” series. If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. “There is no such thing as a just war: they do not exist!” In a speech at the Vatican Apostolic Palace on March 18, 2022, Pope Francis declared “war is

“‘The Yemeni Breeze Longs for the Perfume of Arabia’: Remote Knowledge Exchanges in Eighteenth-Century South Asia” by Daniel Morgan

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners who will examine the many religious traditions of South Asia and their diverse publics. Participation by invitation only. View selected videos and browse all essays here. “The Yemeni Breeze Longs for

“Caste Control: Towards a Frank Reckoning of Who Represents Hinduism in History” by Audrey Truschke

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners who will examine the many religious traditions of South Asia and their diverse publics. Participation by invitation only. View selected videos and browse all essays here. “Caste Control: Towards a Frank