John Witte, Jr.

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John Witte, Jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Witte is among the world’s leading experts on religion and law and Calvinist contributions to freedom. His research focuses on religious liberty, marriage and family law, human rights, and legal history. Among Witte’s many publications are Sex, Marriage and Family Life in John Calvin’s Geneva (2005/2014, 2 vols.), No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty (2012), Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (2011, third ed.), Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction (2010), and The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism (2008). Witte was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. He holds a B.A. from Calvin College and J.D. from Harvard University.
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