What makes a legal system “religious” or “secular”? How are the legal
traditions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity distinct from law as it
is understood and practiced today? These are some of the questions which
will be probed during this scholarly roundtable. In examining the
relevance of the idea of the “secular” to premodern “religious” law,
this panel aims to interrogate the very idea of “law” through a
historical exploration of how law was conceptualized and applied within
three distinct premodern religious traditions spanning the Late Antique
and late medieval contexts. By bringing these distinct faith traditions
into conversation, it is hoped that a more robust understanding of the
place of law in history and its function within society may be obtained.
The panel will be a hybrid event held in-person (Stanford Law School Room 320D) and via Zoom on Thursday, March 31 from 4pm - 5pm (Pacific). For registration you can use this link. Those who confirm their attendance will receive a separate email containing the link to the event.
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