Bernard Jackson
University of Manchester
The author has higher degrees in both Law and Iranian Studies, and here presents a comparison of the role of the judge (sometimes linked to ‘jurists’ or ‘legal scholars’, e.g., p. 2) in Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian traditions, including his relationship to experts in legal doctrine (here termed ‘Jurisprudence’) in the various traditions. His principal theoretical aim is to counter the categorisation of these legal traditions as “religious legal systems”, thus “giving the impression that it is religion which is their most important feature”.
Keywords Law  Religion  Judges  Jewish law  Iranian Law
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DOI 10.1007/s11196-014-9371-z
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Trust in(G) Eric.Bernard S. Jackson - 2013 - In A. C. De Oliveira (ed.), As interações sensíveis: Ensaios de sociossemiótica a partir da obra de Eric Landowski. São Paulo: Editions Estação das Letras e Cores e Editora CPS. pp. 81-100.

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