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Religious Law

With a nod to the origins of our campus and the history of our neighbors at the Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, this guide introduces a variety of books and journals available for those interested in religious legal systems.


UConn Law moved to its present home in 1984, to the site of what was formerly known as the Hartford Theological Seminary.  Inspired by the theological origins of our campus and the Seminary’s own evolution; now known as the Hartford International University for Religion & Peace, focusing on interfaith education and scholarship; this research guide was created to highlight the secondary sources (ones talking about the law, not the law itself) in our collection where our two institutions' interests meet, the intersection between religion and law.  The focus will be on the three major Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the legal religious systems that they developed over time.  Not intending to be a comprehensive listing of all the resources we have on the topic, this guide is meant to inspire you to dig deeper into our collection and hopefully help you find the answers you may seek. 

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