What are Laws?

  • (noun): The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit.
    Synonyms: Torah, Pentateuch

Some articles on laws, law:

Religious Law - Christianity - Canon Law - Orthodox Churches
... its canons more as guidelines than as laws, the bishops adjusting them to cultural and other local circumstances ... the Ecumenical Councils (which deliberated in Greek) meant for the canons to be used as laws, they would have called them nómoi/νόμοι (laws) rather than kanónes/κανόνες (rules ...
Kirchhoff's Circuit Laws
... Kirchhoff's circuit laws are two equalities that deal with the conservation of charge and energy in electrical circuits, and were first described in 1845 by Gustav Kirchhoff ... they are also called Kirchhoff's rules or simply Kirchhoff's laws (see also Kirchhoff's laws for other meanings of that term) ...
Knud Ejler Løgstrup
... In other words, he disliked ethical systems which try to determine basic moral laws ... Moral laws are only substitutes for intuition in situations where these intuitive feelings fails to lead to action ... takes the opposite point of view to Kant, who believed that moral laws are the only truly moral basis for action, and that natural desires can never be moral ...
Corn Laws
... The Corn Laws were trade laws designed to protect cereal producers in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland against competition from less expensive foreign imports between 1815 and 1846 ... British landowners reaped all the financial profits from farming, the corn laws (which imposed steep import duties) made it too expensive for anyone to import grain from other countries, even when ... The laws were introduced by the Importation Act 1815 (55 Geo ...
Religious Law - Bahá'í Faith
... Bahá'í laws are laws and ordinances used in the Bahá'í Faith and are a fundamental part of Bahá'í practice ... The laws are based on authenticated texts from Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, subsequent interpretations from `Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi and ... Bahá'í law is presented as a set of general principles and guidelines and individuals must apply them as they best seem fit ...

Famous quotes containing the word laws:

    Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other’s food.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    If woman alone had suffered under these mistaken traditions [of women’s subordination], if she could have borne the evil by herself, it would have been less pitiful, but her brother man, in the laws he created and ignorantly worshipped, has suffered with her. He has lost her highest help; he has crippled the intelligence he needed; he has belittled the very source of his own being and dwarfed the image of his Maker.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)