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Australian Jurists and Christianity

Geoff Lindsay Wayne Hudson

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Federation Press
15 December 2020
Australian Jurists and Christianity provides new perspectives on the relationship between law and religion in Australia. It claims that the relationship between law and religion was more significant in Australia than has been suggested. Specifically, it suggests that Christianity was a significant influence on Australian jurists, both as public figures and as makers of Australian law.

The volume does this by means of case studies of some 24 leading Australian jurists: Lachlan Macquarie, James Stephen, Richard Bourke, John Hubert Plunkett, George Higinbotham, Samuel Griffith, Inglis Clark, Henry Bournes Higgins, Alfred Deakin, Edith Cowan, Lord Atkin, Robert Menzies, WJV Windeyer, Roma Mitchell, Gough Whitlam, Ron Wilson, Christopher Weeramantry, Gerard Brennan, William Deane, Robin Sharwood, Eddie Mabo, Murray Gleeson, Michael Kirby and John Hatzistergos.

The case studies are introduced by a substantive guide to the nature of Australian legal practice which brings out distinctive features of the Australian experience. The volume also offers suggestions for how the role of religion in Australian legal history might be rethought in the future.

This volume forms part of the international series Great Christian Jurists produced under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and includes a foreword by Australia's renowned legal historian, Bruce Kercher.
Edited by:   Geoff Lindsay, Wayne Hudson
Imprint:   Federation Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781760022556
ISBN 10:   1760022551
Publication Date:   15 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword - by Bruce Kercher Introduction: Spirit in the Temporal - by Geoff Lindsay and Wayne Hudson 1. Lachlan Macquarie (1761-1824) by Marie Bashir 2. Richard Bourke (1777-1855) by Roy Williams 3. James Stephen (1789-1859) by Stephen Tong & Robert Tong 4. John Plunkett (1802-1895) by John Mclaughlin 5. George Higinbotham (1826-1892) by Marion Maddox 6. Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) by Simon Chapple 7. Andrew Inglis Clark (1848-1907) by Richard Ely 8. Henry Higgins (1851-1929) by Stuart Macintyre 9. Alfred Deakin (1856-1919) by Stephen Free 10. Edith Cowan (1861-1932) by Tony Cunneen 11. Lord Atkin (1867-1944) by Peter Applegarth 12. Robert Menzies (1894-1978) by Anne Henderson 13. Victor Windeyer (1900-1987) by Carol Webster 14. Roma Mitchell (1913-2000) by Susan Magarey 15. Gough Whitlam (1916-2014) by James McComish 16. Ronald Wilson (1922-2005) by Mandy Tibbey 17. Christopher Gregory Weeramantry (1926-2017) by Esther Li Ean Khoo 18. Francis Gerard Brennan (b. 1928) by Patrick Keyzer 19. William Deane (b. 1931) by Arthur Emmett 20. Robin Sharwood (1931-2015) by Rowena Armstrong 21. Eddie Mabo (1936-1992) by Kevin Smith 22. Murray Gleeson (b.1938) by Michael Pelly 23. Michael Kirby (b.1939) by Nicolas Kirby 24. John Hatzistergos (b. 1960) by Johnny Sorras Conclusion: Rethinking 'Religion' and 'Law' in Australia - by Wayne Hudson and Geoff Lindsay

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