Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Grand Salon Section 7
    Floor: First Floor

    In the current climate, the term “Judeo-Christian” is most likely deployed by cultural conservatives arguing in favor of traditional family structures and for an enhanced role for traditional religion in the public square. The goal of this panel is to analyze the history and contemporary usage of this phrase from a variety of religious, historical, and jurisprudential perspectives so to refine debates about current usage, and explore when, how, and to what effect the term entered public discourse. Uncovering the usage and meaning of this phrase will deepen our understanding of how religious groups form political alliances, unearth the shifting theological commitments of both Jews and Christians, and offer a window into how a variety of Americans conceptualize the religious charter and character of the United States.

    Business meeting will be held at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: The University of Texas School of Law

Organization: Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Organization: Trinity College, Leonard Greenberg Center for Study of Religion in Public Life

Organization: Georgetown University Law Center

Session Fees
  • [3310] Jewish Law, Co-Sponsored by Law and Religion - The Evolution and Use of "Judeo-Christian" in American Law and Public Life: $0.00