“Professor Zimmermann traces how many of our current freedoms within a broad, plural, public square can be attributed to a rich seam of Christian philosophical influence that has evidently infused the development of the common law in different jurisdictions. In my view, this is essential reading for students and scholars alike who seek a fuller appreciation as to the origins of the common law.”
— Simon McCrossan LL.M, Barrister, UK Head of Public Policy, Evangelical Alliance UK
In this excellent book, Dr Zimmermann carefully lays out for the reader an easily digestible and highly readable account of the Christian roots of the common law in England… His book is a very valuable addition to Australian works on legal history and will assist not only lawyers and law students but all interested readers to better understand why our legal system is as it is.
— Michael Quinlan, Dean and Professor of Law, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney).
This book is erudite, informative, well-written and researched and most importantly, it is a timely reminder of the Christian heritage of the Common Law that has served us so well for many centuries”.
— Gabriël A. Moens, Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Queensland.
This important book is both a scholarly account of those roots and a warning of the threats the Common Law tradition will face if Western civilization slips its Christian moorings”.
— Peter Kurti, Research Fellow, Religion and Civil Society Program. The Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney).
Christian Foundations of the Common Law
Volume 1: England
Paperback, 220 pages
Release Date: May 2018