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Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak


This book critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. The book is a trialogue which offers three programmatic chapters on natural law doctrine in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions and responses to each chapter. Drawing on the classical sources of each religious tradition, the book reflects upon certain philosophical, theological, and legal issues and problems regarding natural law doctrine. Readers will gain a sense for how natural law (or cognate terms) resonated with ... More

Keywords: natural law, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Rabbinic law, Islamic law, patristics, Maimonides, al-Ghazali, Ibn Rushd

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706601
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anver M. Emon, author
Professor of Law, University of Toronto

Matthew Levering, author
Professor, Mundelein Seminary, Illinois

David Novak, author
J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair in Jewish Studies, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto