Law and Religion in a Global Context

Why Religion? Towards a Critical Philosophy of Law, Peace and God

Editors: Bunikowski, Dawid, Puppo, Alberto (Eds.)

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  • Presents a critical and constructive approach to God and peace
  • Offers a refreshing analysis of natural law theory and religious standpoints
  • Shows the connection between religious beliefs and wars
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This book examines the relation between religion and jurisprudence, God, and peace respectively. It argues that in order to elucidate the possible role religion can play in the contemporary world, it is useful to analyse religion by associating it with other concepts. Why peace? Because peace is probably the greatest promise made by religions and the greatest concern in the contemporary world. Why jurisprudence? Because, quoting Kelsen’s famous book "Peace through Law", peace is usually understood as something achievable by international legal instruments. But what if we replace "Peace through Law" with "Peace through Religion"? Does law, as an instrument for achieving peace, incorporate a religious dimension? Is law, ultimately, a religious and normative construction oriented to peace, to the protection of humanity, in order to keep humans from the violence of nature? Is the hope for peace rational, or just a question of faith? Is religion itself a question of faith or a rational choice? Is the relatively recent legal concept of “responsibility to protect” a secular expression of the oldest duty of humankind?
The book follows the structure of interdisciplinary research in which the international legal scholar, the moral philosopher, the philosopher of religion, the theologian, and the political scientist contribute to the construction of the necessary bridges. Moreover, it gives voice to different monotheistic traditions and, more importantly, it analyses religion in the various dimensions in which it determines the authors' cultures: as a set of rituals, as a source of moral norms, as a universal project for peace, and as a political discourse.

About the authors

Dawid Bunikowski, born in northern Poland, residing in Finnish North Karelia, has a Doctor of Law (from Nicolaus Copernicus University). He is a philosopher of law and pursues cross-disciplinary research. He cooperates with the University of the Arctic (as Leader of the Sub-group of Philosophy of Law), Cardiff Centre for Law and Religion and the University of Eastern Finland. His research interests include legal theory, law and morality, law and religion. Alberto Puppo is Professor of Legal Theory at the ITAM Law School (México). He holds a doctorate in Analytical Philosophy and General Theory of Law from the University of Milan. He is the author of Acceptation et normativité: la force du devoir dans le discours juridique and the co-author, with Sévane Garibian, of Normas, valores, poderes. Ensayos sobre positivismo y derecho internacional. His main field of interest is international legal theory, especially Kelsen’s theory.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Philosophical, Legal and Political Significance of a Critical Assessment of God, Ethics and Religions

    Pages 1-24

    Bunikowski, Dawid (et al.)

  • Jurisprudence Is About Both Divine and Human Things

    Pages 27-50

    Bunikowski, Dawid

  • Arthur F. Utz’s Thomism: Domestic Peace as Social Justice

    Pages 51-70

    Baruchello, Giorgio

  • Philosophical and Theological Aspects in the Thought of Johannes Althusius

    Pages 71-84

    Moraes, Gerson Leite (et al.)

  • Living Well Together: Insights from a Philosopher, a Theologian and a Legal Scholar

    Pages 85-97

    Ginn, Diana (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Religion? Towards a Critical Philosophy of Law, Peace and God
Editors
  • Dawid Bunikowski
  • Alberto Puppo
Series Title
Law and Religion in a Global Context
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35484-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35484-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35483-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 297
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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