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Associate

Professor John Witte, Jr.

Email Address: john.witte@emory.edu

Qualifications: JD (Harvard Law School 1985), BA (Calvin College 1982)

Occupation: Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Director of Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory Law School

Editor, Emory University Studies in Law and Religion, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (1989- )
Co-Editor, Religion, Marriage and Family Series, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (2002- )
Co-Director, McDonald Foundation Project on Christian Jurisprudence in the 21st Century (2004- )

Publications:

Books

1. Editor, Herman Dooyeweerd, A Christian Theory of Social Institutions, Magnus Verbrugge, trans. (Toronto: Paideia Press, 1986)

2. Co-Editor, The Weightier Matters of the Law: Essays on Law and Religion (Atlanta, GA: American Academy of Religion Studies in Religion Series, 1988) (with Frank S. Alexander)

3. Editor, Christianity and Democracy in Global Context (Boulder, CO/San Francisco: Westview Press, 1993)

4. Co-Editor, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives (Dordrecht/London/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996) (with Johan D. van der Vyver)

5. Co-Editor, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives (Dordrecht/London/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996) (with Johan D. van der Vyver)

6. From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion and Law in the Western Tradition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997) (German and Korean translations in progress)

7. Co-Editor, Human Rights in Judaism: Cultural, Religious and Political Perspectives (New York: Jason Aronson Publishers, 1998) (with Michael J. Broyde)

8. Co-Editor, Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia: The New War for Souls (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1999) (Russian and Ukrainian translations in progress) (with Michael Bourdeaux)

9. Co-Editor, Sharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1999) (with Richard C. Martin)

10. Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment: Essential Rights and Liberties (Boulder/New York/Oxford: Westview Press/Perseus Books Group, 2000)

10a. Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment, 2d ed. (Boulder/New York/Oxford: Westview Press/Perseus Books Group, 2005)

11. Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002) (Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner)

12. Sex, Marriage and Family in John Calvin’s Geneva I: Courtship, Engagement and Marriage (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005) (with Robert M. Kingdon)

13. Co-Editor, Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005) (with Eliza Ellison)

14. Co-Editor, Family Transformed: Religion, Values, and Family Life in Interdisciplinary Perspective (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2005) (with Steven M. Tipton)

15. Co-Editor, Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, and Human Nature (New York/London: Columbia University Press, 2005) (with Frank S. Alexander) (Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner)

16. Co-Editor, Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, and Human Nature: Primary Sources (New York/London: Columbia University Press, 2005) (with Frank S. Alexander)

17. Co-Editor, Sex, Marriage, and Family in the World Religions (New York/London: Columbia University Press, 2006) (with Don S. Browning and M. Christian Green)

18. God’s Joust, God’s Justice: The Revelations of Law and Religion in Western History (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2006)

19. Co-Editor, To Have and to Hold: Marrying and its Documentation in Western Christendom, 400-1600 (Cambridge/London: Cambridge University Press, 2007) (with Philip L. Reynolds)

20. The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism (Cambridge University Press, in press)
Books Under Contract and in Progress

21. Ishmael’s Bane: Illegitimacy Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press)

22. Sex, Marriage and Family in John Calvin’s Geneva II: The Christian Household (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.) (with Robert M. Kingdon)

23. Co-Editor, Cambridge Companion to Law and Christianity (Cambridge University Press) (with Frank S. Alexander)

24. Co-Editor, The Equal Regard Family and its Critics: Don Browning and the Practical Theological Ethics of the Family (to be completed August 31, 2006) (coedited with M. Christian Green and Amy Wheeler)

25. Law and Protestantism II: The Legal Teachings of the Calvinist Reformation


Journal Symposia Edited

1. “Religious Dimensions of American Constitutionalism,” 39 Emory Law Journal 1-266 (1990)

2. “International Conference on Christianity and Democracy,” 6 Emory International Law Review 19-70 (1992)

3. “A Conference on the Work of Harold J. Berman,” 42 Emory Law Journal 419-589 (1993)

4. "The State of Religious Human Rights in the World Today,” 10 Emory International Law Review 52-186 (1996), translated as "Les Droits de l'homme et la liberte religieuse dans le monde," 51 Conscience et liberte‚ 18-120 (Spring, 1996); "I Diritto dell'uomo e la liberta religiosa nel mondo, 27 Coscienza e Liberta 47-191 (Spring, 1996); "Religiose Menschenrechte heute," 46/47 Gewissen und Freiheit 24-176 (1996)

5. “Soul Wars: The Problem of Proselytism in Russia,” 12 Emory International Law Review 1-738 (1998)

6. “Pluralism, Proselytism, and Nationalism in Eastern Europe,” 36 Journal of Ecumenical Studies 1-286 (1999)

7. “The Foundations of Law,” 54 Emory Law Journal 1-375 (2005)

8. “What’s Wrong with Rights for Children?” 20 Emory International Law Review 1-239 (2006)

 

 

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