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Jurisprudence
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[German Version]

I. Terminology – II. History – III. Present-day Issues – IV. Significance for Theology

I. Terminology

Jurisprudence means the scholarly study of law (Law and jurisprudence) as an academic discipline. The German term Rechtswissenschaft was coined by the German historical school in the early 19th century and was intended to emphasize the scientific nature of legal scholarship: iuris scientia (Rechtswissenschaft, legal science) was to replace iuris prud…

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Starck, Christian and Herms, Eilert, “Jurisprudence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024549>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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