Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics

Essay “Is Nigel’s Biggar’s ‘What’s Wrong with Rights?’ sufficiently realistic?” on Canopy Forum

The opening paragraph of the essay reads as follows:

What’s Wrong with Rights is a superb book. If there is one subject that lends itself to interdisciplinary research, it is that of human rights. To the extent that lawyers have ever been able to claim a monopoly, those days are now well behind us. In this book, Nigel Biggar makes a fundamental contribution from a theological point of view, which lawyers are well-advised to take to heart.”

The essay forms part of a series of posts on Biggar’s new book. Do make sure to check out the other contributions as well.

Read the whole essay here:

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