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Біблійныя ўплывы на Статуты Вялікага Княства Літоўскага
Biblical Influence on the Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Author(s): Juraś Bachyshcha
Subject(s): History of Law, Constitutional Law, 16th Century, Biblical studies, Canon Law / Church Law, Philosophy of Law
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: GDL Statutes; Bible; History of Law; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; Renaissance;

Summary/Abstract: The author focuses on importantce of the Bible in the formation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania law. He analyses the key ideas of the era, the ideological orientation of the creators and the texts of these legal monuments. He notes a tendency of convergence of the GDL legislation with biblical law during the 16th century. The author also mentions the impact of the Reformation on the understanding of biblical values in the GDL society. The influence of the Bible helped to expand the idea of values of freedom and human life, and the moral dimension of law. Reliance on biblical values contributed to the relevance of the GDL Statutes for several centuries.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 22-23
  • Page Range: 52-68
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Belarussian