Christianity and the Laws of Conscience
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 357
Editors and authors of Cambridge University Press’s Christianity and the Laws of Conscience (2021) will engage their multidisciplinary work exploring Christian theological, legal, constitutional, historical, and philosophical meanings of conscience. Co-editor and chapter author Jeff Hammond will discuss his incipient Protestant theology of conscience. Co-editor and chapter author Helen Alvare will contrast the demands of Christian conscience and emerging rights to sexual expression. Chapter author Nathan Chapman will contrast the concepts of religious free exercise found in the Constitution’s First Amendment with that of conscience. The session will address a range of historical periods, major conceptual ideas in the development of conscience, and contemporary application of these theories.
Jeff Baker, Pepperdine University School of Law, Convener
- Jeffrey B. Hammond, Faulkner University Jones School of Law, Participant
- Nathan Chapman, University of Georgia School of Law, Participant
- Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina, Participant