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Religion and the Law

HeinOnline’s Religion and the Law is an extensive research platform for studying the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Featuring canon law publications, materials on church and state, rare historical bibles, books, periodicals and more extending back to the 1400s.

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About the Religion and the Law Database

Discover the ideologies, fundamentals, and legal powers of world religions with HeinOnline’s Religion and the Law. Rare materials dating back to the 1400s, historic and contemporary books, an assortment of canon law, materials on church and state, and more together form a robust true-to-print online archive ideal for the in-depth study of any religion’s history and development. Also included are a host of periodicals, Congressional hearings, scholarly articles, bibliographies, and other related works. 

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Featured Subcollections

Canon law refers to the set of ordinances or regulations established by Church authority for the government of a Christian organization or church. The term originates from the historical passage of “canons” (rules or norms) by church councils in the early centuries A.D.

This subcollection is dedicated to materials relevant to canon law throughout history, with hundreds of titles ranging from the mid-1400s to the 2010s, including:

  • Egregij TheologieProfessoris Magistri Pauli Floretini diui Ordinis Sancti Spirit de Roma Totius Canonici Juris Breuiarium (1486)
  • Expositiones Sive Declarationes Omnium Titulorum Juris Tam Civilis & Canonici (1518)
  • Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, Celebrated under Paul III, Julius III, and Pius IV, Bishops of Rome (1687)
  • Church Law: Being a Concise Dictionary of Statutes, Canons, Regulations, and Decided Cases Affecting the Clergy and Laity (1892)
  • And many more!

The nature of the relationship between a nation’s government and the religion of its people has long been a question of philosophy and politics. This subcollection provides access to more than 200,000 pages of material on the subject, tracing the history of government and religion back to the third century, while also touching on topics relevant to the present day, such as the subject of the Bible in public schools.

Discover numerous titles from the Christian Legal Society (CLS), a non-profit, non-denominational organization of Christian lawyers, judges, law professors, and students who profess to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. All publications of the society are included in this subcollection:

  • Religious Freedom Reporter
  • Christian Legal Society Quarterly
  • Christian Lawyer
  • Journal of Christian Legal Thought

This subcollection encompasses the relationship between religion and the right of free speech. Titles range from centuries ago to more contemporary publications. Notable works include: 

  • Essay on the First Principles of Government; and on the Nature of Political, Civil and Religious Liberty (1768)
  • Law and Government: The Origin, Nature, Extent, and Necessity of Divine and Human Government, and of Religious Liberty (1849)
  • God in Freedom (1930)
  • American Indian Religious Freedom (1978 Congressional hearing)
  • Global Human Rights: International Religious Freedom Policy (2018)

Numerous titles are available that illuminate the interplay between religion and science throughout history. Notable publications include: 

  • Astronomy of the Bible (1867)
  • Approaching the End of the Age Viewed in the Light of History, Prophecy, and Science (1878)
  • Dogma of Evolution (1925)
  • Christian Faith and Natural Science (1957)
  • Age of the World: Moses to Darwin (1959)

This growing subcollection includes more than a hundred titles relating to Jewish law. Titles include: 

  • Tryal of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus (5th ed.) (1678-1761)
  • Bible, the Koran, and the Talmud; or, Biblical Legends of the Mussulmans, Compiled from Arabic Sources, and Compared with Jewish Traditions (1846)
  • Antiquities of Israel (1876)
  • Old Testament Law for Bible Students, Classified and Arranged as in Modern Legal Systems(1922)
  • Code of Jewish Law – Kitzur Shulhan Aruh: A Compilation of Jewish Laws and Customs (rev. ed.) (1961)

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Canon law refers to the set of ordinances or regulations established by Church authority for the government of a Christian organization or church. The term originates from the historical passage of “canons” (rules or norms) by church councils in the early centuries A.D.

This subcollection is dedicated to materials relevant to canon law throughout history, with hundreds of titles ranging from the mid-1400s to the 2010s, including:

  • Egregij Theologie Professoris Magistri Pauli Floretini diui Ordinis Sancti Spirit de Roma Totius Canonici Juris Breuiarium (1486)
  • Expositiones Sive Declarationes Omnium Titulorum Juris Tam Civilis & Canonici (1518)
  • Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, Celebrated under Paul III, Julius III, and Pius IV, Bishops of Rome (1687)
  • Church Law: Being a Concise Dictionary of Statutes, Canons, Regulations, and Decided Cases Affecting the Clergy and Laity (1892)
  • And many more!

The nature of the relationship between a nation’s government and the religion of its people has long been a question of philosophy and politics. This subcollection provides access to more than 200,000 pages of material on the subject, tracing the history of government and religion back to the third century, while also touching on topics relevant to the present day, such as the subject of the Bible in public schools.

Discover numerous titles from the Christian Legal Society (CLS), a non-profit, non-denominational organization of Christian lawyers, judges, law professors, and students who profess to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. All publications of the society are included in this subcollection:

  • Religious Freedom Reporter
  • Christian Legal Society Quarterly
  • Christian Lawyer
  • Journal of Christian Legal Thought

This subcollection encompasses the relationship between religion and the right of free speech. Titles range from centuries ago to more contemporary publications. Notable works include: 

  • Essay on the First Principles of Government; and on the Nature of Political, Civil and Religious Liberty (1768)
  • Law and Government: The Origin, Nature, Extent, and Necessity of Divine and Human Government, and of Religious Liberty (1849)
  • God in Freedom (1930)
  • American Indian Religious Freedom (1978 Congressional hearing)
  • Global Human Rights: International Religious Freedom Policy (2018)

Numerous titles are available that illuminate the interplay between religion and science throughout history. Notable publications include: 

  • Astronomy of the Bible (1867)
  • Approaching the End of the Age Viewed in the Light of History, Prophecy, and Science (1878)
  • Dogma of Evolution (1925)
  • Christian Faith and Natural Science (1957)
  • Age of the World: Moses to Darwin (1959)

This growing subcollection includes more than a hundred titles relating to Jewish law. Titles include: 

  • Tryal of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus (5th ed.) (1678-1761)
  • Bible, the Koran, and the Talmud; or, Biblical Legends of the Mussulmans, Compiled from Arabic Sources, and Compared with Jewish Traditions (1846)
  • Antiquities of Israel (1876)
  • Old Testament Law for Bible Students, Classified and Arranged as in Modern Legal Systems(1922)
  • Code of Jewish Law – Kitzur Shulhan Aruh: A Compilation of Jewish Laws and Customs (rev. ed.) (1961)

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