Christianity in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

The system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ; the religion founded by Christ. Christianity is said to be part of the common law. “Christianity is parcel of the laws of England; and, therefore, to reproach the Christian religion is to speak in subversion of the law.” -Taylor’s Case, Ventris 293 (1676). “The essential principles of natural religion and of revealed religion are a part of the common law, so that any person reviling or subverting or ridiculing them may be prosecuted at common law”. -Case of Evans, 2 Burn. Ec. L. 185 (1780). The maxim can have no reference to the law of the National government, since the sources of that law are the Constitution, treaties, and acts of Congress. See Wheaton v. Peters, 8 Pet. 591 (1831). See further Law, Common; Blasphemy; Policy, 2.; Religion.

Note: This legal definition of Christianity in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.


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