The Sins of the Fathers: The Law and Theology of Illegitimacy Reconsidered

To appreciate this important book, the reader must set it in the context of the emerging dialogue between law and religion. John Witte Jr. has written and edited books on the contribution of Luther’s Reformation to modern law, Calvin’s legal and theological writings on human sexuality and marriage, the interaction of law and religion in shaping Western marriage and family law, the contribution of Protestantism to human rights, and church-state relations in the United States.


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