Dialogues #4 - John Witte, Jr. on Law and the West

Dialogues #4 - John Witte, Jr. on Law and the West

Dialogues on Law and Justice

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Legal historian John Witte, Jr. discusses why the positivist view of law has become less compelling. Like his mentor, the late Harold Berman, Witte argues that the key to understanding Western law lies in identifying the rich, early Western dialogue between religious and secular institutions; and it requires an understanding of the ways in which legal authority shifted between church and state throughout history. Similarly, Witte argues that beca...Read More
Legal historian John Witte, Jr. discusses why the positivist view of law has become less c...Read More