'The Cambridge series on Christian jurists, of which this volume is the latest addition, is an important and interesting project. No other works focus in the same way on lawyers, scholars, and public figures who have left a lasting imprint on the legal traditions of their respective countries. This book on French jurists is an excellent example because of the editors’ superb choice of contributors: all are legal historians whose scholarship has earned international recognition. Their contributions to this volume are all outstanding.'
Franck Roumy - University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
'This rich and welcome collection of scholarly essays exposes and illuminates brilliantly the historic contribution of French Christian thinkers to the ideological foundations of modern law.'
Julian Rivers - University of Bristol
'It was not just medieval scholasticism and modern Protestantism that deeply influenced our understanding of the law. This book shows how the most prominent French jurists continued to build their theories on the base of Christian theology even after the ‘désenchantement du monde’ brought by the Enlightenment and the Revolution.'
Emanuele Conte - Università degli Studi Roma Tre and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
‘… the precise and subtle analyses offered in this volume are to be warmly welcomed and commended as an important contribution to and source of information on these broader reflections on law and political theory.’
Source: Journal of Church and State