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187 Trinity /Michaelmas 2021

Main Articles

Case Commentary

  • A 'wholesale disregard' for religious rights: A commentary on Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham v Blackpool BC & anor - Andrew Hambler

Book Commentaries

  • Samaritanus Bonus: On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life, by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - Michael Wee
  • Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Divine Law, by J. Budziszewski - Robert Ombres

Case Book

  • Ancient Baltic Religious Association Romuva v Lithuania [2021] - Frank Cranmer
  • Avanesyan v Armenia [2021] - Frank Cranmer
  • and many others

Book Reviews

  • Clustered injustice and the level green, by Luke Clements - John Duddington
  • Labour Rights and the Catholic Church - The International Labour Organisation, the Holy See and Catholic Social Teaching, by Paul Beckett - Oscar Celador
  • Law in a Time of Crisis, by Jonathan Sumption - Helen Hall
  • The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America, by Thom Hartmann - Santiago Canamares


Issue 186 contained the following articles: Covid 19, Good Friday 2021 and the Metropolitan Police, The Constitutional and Political Theology of Ernst Wolfgang Böckenförde, Circumcision in Modern European Society and the autonomy of religious organisations and From Yesterday to Today: The Continuing Debate on whether we should Abolish the Oath

Issue 185 contained the following articles: Bostock v Clayton County and Religious Liberty, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion in the Context of the Transgender Debate, What St Augustine of Hippo would say about Law today?, and Non-Religious Belief in Charity Law: Time for a Rethink?

Issue 184 contained the following articles: Why Can't We Stop Pretending Law Has Anything to do with Justice? A Critical Natural Law Theory, Making a Critical Natural Law Theory a Bit More Critical: A Response to David McIlroy, Challenging the Right to Offend Religious Sensibilities in the Face of Foreseeable Harm and A Journey of Hope: a Catholic Approach to Sentencing Reform

Issue 183 contained the following articles: Aquinas on the Unfolding of Law, Of Course Human Law Develops: Can Natural and Divine Law Develop?, The Tasks of Human Lawgivers: The Torah as Exemplar and When Should Human Law Change? Assessing Legal Code

Issue 182 contained the following articles: Euthanasia, Withdrawing Treatment and the Concept of Intention, The Legitimate Expectation of Diocesan Clerics in Catholic Canon Law, Charity Law Aspects of the Sex Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church, The Law on the Employment of Teachers in Voluntary Schools and Academies and The Vulnerability of God: a reply to Jonathan Herring

Issue 181 contained the following articles: Cake, Compelled Speech, and a Modest Step forward for Religious Liberty: The Supreme Court Decision in Lee v Ashers, Equality, Discrimination and Ecclesiastical Personnel, Christopher St German's: A Discourse of the Sacramentes Howe Many There Are and Catholic Schools and the Admissions Cap

Issue 180 contained the following articles: The Vulnerability of God and Humanity, The Time for Legal History: Some Reflections on Maitland and Milsom fifty years on, Blessed be the Amending Hand, Exorcism and the Law: Are the Ghosts of the Reformation Haunting Contemporary Debates on Safeguarding versus Autonomy? and A Veiled Threat.

Issue 179 contained the following articles: Approaches to Law: Catholic and Protestant, Catholic and Protestant Approaches to Human Rights, Preston: another lap of the circuit or a signpost?, The Rule of Law and the Church in Wales and Reasonable Accommodation for Religion in Employment and Provision of Services.

Issue 178 contained the following articles: Luther the Lawyer: The Lutheran Reformation of Law, Politics and Society, How the Reformation Shaped Ecclesiastical and Secular Law in Great Britain, Taking the Queen's Shilling: The Implications for Religious Freedom for Religions being registered as Charities and Church of England Clergy and Employment Law.

Issue 177 contained the following articles: Toasted? Christian bakers told to bake cake in support of same-sex marriage, ADR and the Kingdom of God: Appropriate Dispute Resolution for Christian Lawyers?, Conscience and Concordat: When Two Worlds Collide?, Gilmour v Coats Revisited: a study in the Law of Public Benefit in Charity Law Today, The Sharia Law Debate: The Missing Family Law context.

Issue 176 contained the following articles: 11th Richard O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture: Can a Christian still be a High Court Judge today?, What are the implications of being a church-controlled charity in the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church?, Marriage law reform in England and Wales: a note, The new legal status of religious organisations in Greece and Catholic and Protestant Approaches to Law: some initial thoughts

Issue 175 contained the following articles: The Magna Carta, a One Nation Justice Policy, Access to Justice and the Role of the Church, Are Political Beliefs Religious Now?, Voting, Values and Virtue: the hopeful quest for Christian political unity, The Constitutional theory of Burwell v Hobby Lobby and The Churches' Funerals Group and some current issues in burial law and practice

Issue 174 contained the following articles: The Living Rule of Law: an Essay in Virtue Jurisprudence, Blame Games: A Christian Perspective on "No-Fault" Divorce, Towards the Reasonable Accommodation of Religious Freedom and Wales and the Law of Marriage: 'Vestiges of Establishment' Revisited

Issue 173 contained the following articles: The EHRC's Work on Religion or Belief, Human Rights Theory: Fit for Purpose, Fundamentally Flawed or Reformable?, The Regulation of Cremation Residues by Church and State - Past, Present and Future and Trying to Catch the Deluge: Shari'ah, Terrorism and Religious Freedom

Issue 172 contained the articles: The Theology of Law, Half-Opening Cans of Worms: The Present State of 'High' Anglican Establishment and more

Issue 171 contained the articles: Church and State in the Roberts Court and Institutional Religious Symbols, State Neutrality and Protection of Minorities in Europe amongst others

Issue 170 celebrated the Journal's 50th Anniversary and contained the article10th Richard O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture: The 10th Richard O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture: Does Establishment have a Future? by Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Issue 169 contained the articles: Church Law and the Nuttiness Coefficient and Secular Law: Is it at all Possible?

Issue 168 contained articles about how different religious bodies see their relations with the State
e.g. The Law of the Catholic Church and the Law of the State

Issue 167 contained an article on Edmund Plowden and the Rule of Law. and much more

Issue 166 contained an article on Abortion in Ireland and Conscientious Objection in Medicine.

Issue 165 contained articles on aspects of Canon Law and Legal Pluralism.

Issue 164 was a special issue which looked at Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu & Jewish approaches to Law.

Issue 163 contained articles about Catholic Education and British / Spanish legislation on abortion.

Issue 162 contained articles about the Church / State relationship in different countries and situations.

Issue 161 began with a speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers on 'Equality before the Law' and articles on 'The Changing Criminal Law of Religion' and 'Catholic Adoption Agencies and Gay Adopters'.

Law & Justice

The Christian Law Review

Law & Justice is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly in an era of change and in what is now called the plural society when nearly all legal concepts, customs and conventions are likely to be questioned. In this process, views are offered from Christians involved in the practice, study and teaching of, or writing about law. We are concerned with both the substance of the law and its procedures, and its philosophy considered as they are and as we think they ought to be. We do not exclude any area of law from our scrutiny because we believe that all legal developments should be examined from a Christian perspective.

Contributions to Law & Justice express the views of their authors and not necessarily the views of the Editorial Board, the Editor, or the Trustees.


Citation of Articles appearing in LAW & JUSTICE should be:
(2004) 153 LAW & JUSTICE 178-183


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