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Rechtssicherheit durch Rechtswissenschaft

Herausgegeben von Jan C. Schuhr

[Legal Certainty (Rechtssicherheit) through Jurisprudence]

An attempt to translate the German expression "Rechtssicherheit" results in a list of problems: predictability of actions and legal decisions, legal certainty, legal security, stability of the law, rule of law and by law (as opposed to men), sound legal protection. These concepts all raise one question: How and what can legal scholarship, jurisprudence and legal dogmatics do to help? The essays in this volume address these questions and make use of recent results in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language.   (learn more...)


Auf der Suche nach der Ökonomie

Historische Annäherungen

Herausgegeben von Christof Dejung, Monika Dommann und Daniel Speich Chassé

[In Search of Economics. Historical Approaches]

What is economics? Where should we search for it? And how could we recognize it? From a historical perspective, the assumption of a timelessly discernible economic sphere is questionable, or at least a subject worthy of study. The authors take a historical perspective to explore the extent to which the understanding of economics will change if the access to economics does not come from the concepts of neoclassical economic theory but rather through the back door of history.   ( learn more | Reading sample )


Gestaltung und Anpassung von Verträgen in Krisenzeiten

Herausgegeben von Tobias Tröger und Antonios Karampatzos

[The Drafting, Interpretation and Adaptation of a Contract - In Particular in Times of Crisis]

This volume explores key aspects of contract law (drafting, interpreting and adapting the contract) from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Special attention is paid to legal reactions in the face of economic crises. The contributions go beyond contemporary phenomena related to the financial and sovereign debt crises.   (learn more...)


HENDRIK MUNSONIUS Evangelisches Kirchenrecht

Grundlagen und Grundzüge

[Protestant Ecclesiastical Law. Principles and Main Features]

Based on ecclesiastical law, the church provides binding rules for its actions, thus enabling cooperation and settling conflicts. In this book, the principles and main features of Protestant ecclesiastical law are described, making it possible to give a substantiated examination of the legitimacy of the church order.   (learn more...)


ANDREAS STEGMANN Luthers Auffassung vom christlichen Leben

[Luther's Concept of Christian Life]

Luther's concept of Christian life has influenced the reformed church right up to the present day. In this study on church history, Andreas Stegmann presents the genesis and structure of Luther's ethics on the basis of his complete works and within the context of reformation history.   (learn more...)

Jewish Studies

Toledot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus

Two Volumes and Database

Edited and Translated by Michael Meerson and Peter Schäfer with the collaboration of Yaacov Deutsch, David Grossberg, Avigail Manekin, and Adina Yoffie

Toledot Yeshu ("The Life Story of Jesus") is a satirical counter-history presenting a "biography" of Jesus from an anti-Christian perspective. This is the first critical edition of all the available Hebrew and Aramaic Toledot Yeshu manuscripts, including an introduction and English translation. Together with the printed edition and translation we provide access to a fully searchable database of all Toledot Yeshu manuscripts that offers a sophisticated research tool and allows browsing, printing, and comparing the manuscripts and their microforms. Access to a free seven day trial period can be obtained here: toledot [AT]   (learn more...)