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The Rhetoric of Precedent and Fulfillment in the Sermon on the Mount and the Common Law

Neoh Fei, Joshua

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The intertwined rhetoric of precedent and fulfillment underlies the biblical rhetoric of the Sermon on the Mount and the legal rhetoric of the common law. This article wants to draw a parallelism between how Jesus approaches the corpus of Mosaic law in the Sermon on the Mount and how judges approach the corpus of the common law in case after case. Both Jesus and common law judges are fulfillers, not followers, of precedents. The follower of precedent repeats the norms of the past in the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNeoh Fei, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:43:20Z
dc.identifier.issn1743-8721
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/24965
dc.description.abstractThe intertwined rhetoric of precedent and fulfillment underlies the biblical rhetoric of the Sermon on the Mount and the legal rhetoric of the common law. This article wants to draw a parallelism between how Jesus approaches the corpus of Mosaic law in the Sermon on the Mount and how judges approach the corpus of the common law in case after case. Both Jesus and common law judges are fulfillers, not followers, of precedents. The follower of precedent repeats the norms of the past in the present, while the fulfiller of precedent redeems the norms of the past in the present.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceLaw, Culture and the Humanities
dc.titleThe Rhetoric of Precedent and Fulfillment in the Sermon on the Mount and the Common Law
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeOnline (published dates tbc)
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor180122 - Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4712283xPUB35
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNeoh Fei, Joshua, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage29
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1743872113494699
local.identifier.absseo970118 - Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
local.identifier.absseo970122 - Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T11:17:24Z
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