Despite the golden rule religious leaders and human rights activists are not always close allies but they should be according to emory university legal historian john witte jr in his new book the reformation of rights law religion and human rights in early modern calvinism cambridge university press. The reformation of rights is a magisterial contribution to a new narrative of rights nicholas wolterstorff yale university wittes the reformation of rights is a cohesive and ambitious book amid the growing number of recent books about the history of religious coexistence in early modern europe this one should not be overlooked. The reformation of rights has 18 ratings and 3 reviews yet another challenge to the conservative folk who believe that human rights originated with catholic nominalism and the american and french revolutions and director of the center for the study of law and religion at emory university atlanta ga professor witte . The reformation of rights law religion and human rights in early modern calvinism. The reformation of rights law religion and human rights in early modern calvinism john witte john calvin developed arresting new teachings on rights and liberties church and state and religion and politics that shaped the law of protestant lands
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