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Правото и Свещеното или Мярката на Справедливостта
The Law and the Sacred or the Measure of Justice

Author(s): Ivan Biliarsky
Subject(s): History of Law, Law and Transitional Justice, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Philosophy of Law
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: Christian culture; law; God’s will; canonical law; Justice

Summary/Abstract: The article studies the relation between the law and the sacred in Christian culture. Christianity, unlike Islam or Israelite religion, does not impose on the state and the society a law that derives from the Revelation. The law in Christian countries is not a direct result of God’s will; it is a human creation with all its imperfections. This affirmation does not mean, however, that Christian law is not founded on the values of faith. On the contrary, exactly faith establishes the moral basis of the legal norm, because the ultimate measure of Justice is the Word of God. These observations were provoked by the speech of Pope Benedict XVI at the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany (September 22, 2011).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 420-429
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian