Annabelle Meier

Die »Jellinek-These« vom religiösen Ursprung der Grundrechte

[Jellinek's Theory of the Religious Origin of Fundamental Rights.]
2023. XVII, 396 pages.
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-162170-3
Published in German.
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In 1895 Georg Jellinek, a legal scholar from Heidelberg, emphasized the role of American religious traditions in the development of constitutional rights, challenging predominant narratives inherited from the Enlightenment. Annabelle Meier reviews Jellinek's theory showing that evangelical demands for liberty of conscience in colonial America laid the groundwork for religious freedom, thereby anticipating the legal structure of modern human rights.

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