Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV begs forgiveness before Pope Gregory VII at Cannosa. Relief at St Peter's Basilica Rome.
“God is himself law; therefore law is dear to him” Sachsenspiegel (Saxon Law) of Eike von Repgau, Early 13th Century
I'm very pleased to say that Spectre-Online are carrying a piece by myself on the historical context of secularisation and the Rule of Law. This was written in part as a response to the ideological battle being waged by the ruling powers over the place of religion in contemporary affairs which the maelstrom of ISIS and Islamic fundamentalism brings to a sharp point. It predominantly covers developments in Law in Medieval Western Christendom but includes some speculations regarding our contemporary situation too.
Reframing the Present: Secularisation and the Rule of Law - Spectre-Online