John Warwick Montgomery
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John Warwick Montgomery (Ph.D., Chicago, D.Théol., Strasbourg, LL.D., Cardiff, Dr. [h.c.], Institute for Religion and Law, Moscow) is Emeritus Professor of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire, England, Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College, Virginia, U.S.A., and Director, International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. His legal speciality is the international and comparative law of human rights and he regularly pleads religious freedom cases before the European Court of Human Rights. He is a U.S. and U.K. citizen, the author of some fifty books in five languages ( www.ciltpp.com ), and is included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in France, the European Biographical Directory, Who's Who in the World, and Contemporary Authors.
JOHN WARWICK MONTGOMERY is considered by many to be the foremost living apologist for biblical Christianity. A renaissance scholar with a flair for controversy, he lives in France, England and the United States. His international activities have brought him into personal contact with some of the most exciting events of our time: not only was he in China In June 1989, but he was In Fiji during its 1987 bloodless revolution, was involved in assisting East Germans to escape during the time of the Berlin Wall, and was in Paris during the 'days of May' 1968. Dr. Montgomery is the author of more than forty books in five languages. He holds ten earned degrees, Including a Master of Philosophy in Law from the University of Essex, England, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Doctorate of the University in Protestant Theology from the University of Strasbourg, France, and the higher doctorate in law (LL.D.) from the University of Cardiff, Wales. He is an ordained Lutheran clergyman, an English barrister, and is admitted to practise as a lawyer before the Supreme Court of the United States and inscrit au Barreau de Paris, France. He obtained acquittals for the 'Athens 3' missionaries on charges of proselytism at the Greek Court of Appeals in 1986 and won the leading religious liberty cases of Larissis v. Greece and Bessarabian Orthodox Church v. Moldova before the European Court of Human Rights.
To use C. S. Lewis's words, John Warwick Montgomery was brought over the threshold of Christian faith "kicking and struggling." The year was 1949. The place, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Herman John Eckelmann, a persistent engineering student succeeded in goading Montgomery into religious discussions. Montgomery, a philosophy major disinterested in religion, found himself forced to consider seriously the claims of Jesus Christ in the New Testament in order to preserve big intellectual integrity. After no mean struggle he acknowledged his rebellion against God and asked His forgiveness. Dr. Montgomery is the author of over one hundred scholarly journal articles and more than fifty books in English, French, Spanish, and German. He is internationally regarded both as a theologian (his debates with the late Bishop James Pike, death-of-God advocate Thomas Altizer, and situation-ethicist Joseph Fletcher are historic) and as a lawyer (barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn, England; member of the California, Virginia, Washington State, and District of Columbia Bars and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States).
John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery
LANALEE de KANT MONTGOMERY, B.Mus (Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester) is an internationally renowned harpist and harp teacher. For many years she served as principal harpist of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra and of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; she now does special appearances. She has played under the baton of the great conductors of the 20th century: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pierre Monteux, et al. Recently, she was harpist for the European premier of Sir Malcolm Arnold's latest work. Her talents are not limited to classical orchestra work; some years ago, she was chosen by Ringo Starr of The Beatles to accompany his musical Christmas card! Among her former students is the associate harpist of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
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From: Havers' Companion to the Bar [updated and revised for this webpage]
MONTGOMERY, Professor Dr. John Warwick Call: 1984, Middle Born: 18 Oct. 1931, Warsaw, New York Ed: Cornell (AB Dist Philosophy); California Berkeley (BLS, MA); Wittenberg Ohio (BD, STM); Chicago (PhD); Strasbourg (Docteur d'Université); International Institute of Human Rights Strasbourg (Diplôme cum laude); LaSalle(LL.B); Essex (MPhil Law); Cardiff (LL.M., LL.D.).
Appnts: Professor of Law & Humanities, University of Bedfordshire and Director of its Human Rights Centre 1991-97, Professor Emeritus 1997-; Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia, USA 1997-
Representative Cases: Larissis & ors v Greece, European Commission and Court of Human Rights (140/1996/759-761/958); Greece v Stephens, Williams and Macris (The 'Athens Three'), Court of Appeals, Athens, Greece 21-24 May 1986 (human rights/religious freedoms); Rathbone v DPP, Divisional Court (QBD) 20.1.95, 5 Current Law (May 1996) No 142 p.53 (crime); Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia & ors v Moldova ECHR (45701/1999/judgment 13.12.01) (human rights/religious freedoms).
Pubns: Jurisprudence: A Book of Readings, International Scholarly Publishers, 1974; The Law Above the Law, Bethany, 1975; The Marxist Approach to Human Rights, Simon Greenleaf, 1984; Human Rights and Human Dignity, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy, 1987; Law and Morality: Friends or Foes?, University of Luton, 1994; Christ Our Advocate, Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft, 2002. Author of some 100 scholarly journal articles, many appearing in Law & justice Langs: Fluent in French; Working knowledge of German, Italian, Spanish DPA: Accepted Arb/Med: Institute of Family Mediation and Arbitration (Certificate Holder) Cond. Fees: Accepted Fees: Adv & Draft: £100-£300 per hour Court: £500-£750 per day Interests: Travel, gastronomy, vinology, antique Citroën cars, book collecting, Sherlock Holmes Add. Info: Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation; The Victoria Institute; The Royal Society of Arts; Member of California, Washington State, Virginia, District of Columbia Bars and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the UnitedStates; Certified Law Librarian (American Assoc of Law Libraries); Kapila Memorial Essay Prize, Inns of Court School of Law, London 1984; Commandeur, Ordre du Saint-Sépulcre Byzantin; Corresponding member, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (Paris); Membre Titulaire, Académie Littéraire de la France; Member, Athenaeum Club
Practice: Human Rights, Ecclesiastical, Private International Law, Torts, Libel and Slander, Universities, Probate (including Wills and Administration of Estates), Crime, American Law, Californian Law, French Law, Jewish Law, Islamic Law
Chambers: Tanfield Chambers, 2-5 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ. Tel: 020 7421 5300; Fax: 020 7421 5333; DX: 46 London/Chancery Lane Barrister's Alternative Contact: Fax: 020 7583 1210 or +333 88610882;
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From: Contemporary Authors (Gale Publishing) [updated and revised for this webpage]
MONTGOMERY, John Warwick 1931-
Comte de St Germain de Montgommery, Baron of Kiltartan, Lord of Morris. Born October 18, 1931, in Warsaw, NY; naturalized British citizen, 1998; son of Maurice Warwick (owner of a retail feed company) and Harriet (Smith) Montgomery; married Lanalee de Kant (a professional harpist), 1988; child: Jean Marie Alphonse Muller (by adoption). Education: Cornell University, A.B. (with distinction in philosophy), 1952; University of California, Berkeley, B.L.S., 1954, M.A., 1958; Wittenberg University, M.Div.,1958, S.T.M., 1960; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1962; University of Strasbourg, Docteur de l'Université, mention Theologie Protestante (Th.D.), 1964; LaSalle Extension University, LL.B.,1977; International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, diplome (cum laude),1978; University of Essex, M.Phil., 1983; Institute for Religion and Law, Moscow, Dr. (h.c.), 1999; Cardiff University, Wales, LL.M., 2000, LL.D., 2003; additional study at ColumbiaUniversity, University of Southern California, Paris Institute on International and Comparative Law of the University of San Diego, and Chicago Lutheran School of Theology. Politics:Independent. Avocational interests: Travel, music, gastronomy and vinology, antique Citroen autos (owns a 1925 C-3, a 1926 B-14, a 1955 11-B traction avant, and two DS-21s), bookcollecting (Latin theological and jurisprudential works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, writings by and about Samuel Johnson and John Donne, cuisine, modern philosophy, history of occultism, historical bibliography, myths and legends), Sherlock Holmes, Apple-Macintosh computing.
Ordained minister of Lutheran Church in America, 1958, transferred to Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1965; admitted to bars of Virginia, 1978, California, 1979, and U.S. Supreme Court, 1981, England, 1984, 1990; barrister member of Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn, England; inscrit au Barreau de Paris. Concordia Theological Seminary, visiting professor, 1964-67, De Paul University, visiting professor, 1967-70; Ritman Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Andreae Symposium Lecturer, 1986; University of Waterloo, Pascal Lecturer on Christianity and the university, 1987; University of Puget Sound, adjunct professor, 1990-91; University of Oklahoma, A. Kurt Weiss Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics, 1997; Regent University, Virginia, distinguished professor of law, 1997-1999; University College, London, Law and Religion Colloquim lecturer, 2000. European Center for Law and Justice, senior counsel, 1997-2001; Educational Communication Association, member of panel on the Bible and the new morality, "God and Man in the Twentieth Century" (film series); lecturer on "Defending the Biblical Gospel" for video-cassette series produced by National Institute of Biblical Studies/Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and on "Sensible Christianity" and "Defending the Gospel through the Centuries" for audio-cassette series; appeared in the films Is Christianity Credible?, 1968, In Search of Noah'sArk, 1977, and Christianity on Trial, 1987-93; featured guest lecturer on national television programs, presenting a lawyer's defense of Christianity; speaker at international congresses; lecturer throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Latvia, and Russia.
International Bar Association, International Real Estate Federation, World Society of Law Professors, Union Internationale des Avocats, International Wine and Food Society, European
Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (corresponding member), American Bar Association, American Society for International Law, American Association of Law Libraries (diplomate),
American Library Association, American Theological Library Association, American Historical Association, American Scientific Affiliation (fellow), National Conference of University
Professors, Medical Library Association (diplomate), Victoria Institute (fellow), Royal Society of Arts (fellow), Society for Advanced Legal Studies (fellow), Evangelical Theological Society, Society for Reformation Research, Creation Research Society, Lawyers' Christian Fellowship (honorary vice president, 1995—), Literary Academy of France, Tolkien Society, Chaine des Rotisseurs (chevalier), Tyndale Fellowship (England), Manorial Society of Great Britain, Stair Society (Scotland), Presbyterian Historical Society (Northern Ireland), Confrerie St-Etienne (Alsace), Societe des Amis des Arts (Strasbourg), New York C. S. Lewis Society, California Bar Association (member of human rights commission, 1980-83), Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Athenaeum Club (London), Wig and Pen Club (London), Players' Theatre Club (London), Societe Sherlock Holmes de France (honorary member), Club des Casseroles Lasserre (Paris), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu.
Post doctoral senior fellowship, Canada Council, 1963; faculty fellowship, American Association of Theological Schools, 1967; John Warwick Montgomery manuscript collection established at Syracuse University Library, 1970, and transferred to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, 2000; feIlow of Revelle College, University of California, San Diego, 1970; Angel Award, National Religious Broadcasters, 1989, 1990, and 1992; academician, Academie Internationale des Gourmets et des Traditions Gastronomiques, Paris; commander, Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint-Sepulcre Byzantin, Austria; recipient of the Patriarch’s Medal of the Romanian Orthodox Church, 2003; honorary chairman of the academic board of the World Evangelical Fellowship’s International Institute for Religious Freedom, 2005; Consultant Editor (Religion and Law), Amicus Curiae: Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies [University of London, England/UK], 2010; keynote speaker, Asia-Pacific Christian Apologetics Conference, Lavengamalie College, Tonga, 2010.
The Writing of Research Papers in Theology, Divinity School, University of Chicago,1959.
A Union List of Serial Publications in Chicago-Area Protestant Theological Libraries, Library, Divinity School, University of Chicago, 1960.
The Shape of the Past: An Introduction to Philosophical Historiography, Edwards Brothers (Ann Arbor, MI), 1962, revised edition, Bethany Fellowship, 1975.
The 'Is God Dead?' Controversy, Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI), 1966. (With Thomas J. J. Altizer)
The Altizer-Montgomery Dialogue: A Chapter in the God Is Dead Controversy, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1967.
Crisis in Lutheran Theology: The Validity and Relevance of Historic Lutheranism versus Its Contemporary Rivals, two volumes, Baker Book (Grand Rapids), 1967, 2nd edition, Bethany
Es confiable el Christianismo?, Casa Bautista, 1968.
Where Is History Going? Essays in Support of the Historical Truth of the Christian Revelation, with a commendatory letter by C. S. Lewis, Zondervan, 1969.
Ecumenicity, Evangelicals, and Rome , Zondervan, 1969.
History and Christianity, Inter-Varsity Press, 1970, 3rd edition, Bethany Fellowship, 1986.
The Suicide of Christian Theology, Bethany Fellowship, 1970.
In Defense of Martin Luther, Northwestern Publishing, 1970.
Damned through the Church, Bethany Fellowship, 1970.
Computers, Cultural Change, and the Christ, Christian Research Institute, 1970.
The Quest for Noah's Ark, Bethany Fellowship, 1972, 2nd edition, Pyramid, 1974.
(With Joseph Fletcher) Debate on Situation Ethics, Bethany Fellowship, 1972.
La Mort de Dieu, Oberlin (Strasbourg, France), 1972.
Principalities and Powers: The World of the Occult, Bethany Fellowship, 1973, 2nd edition, Pyramid, 1975.
Cross and Crucible: Johann Valentin Andreae, 1586-1654, Nijhoff, 1973. ("International Archives of the History of Ideas.")
Verdammt durch die Kirche? (Austria), 1973.
How Do We Know There Is a God? and Other Questions, Bethany Fellowship, 1974.
The Law above the Law, Bethany Fellowship, 1975.
The Shaping of America, Bethany Fellowship, 1976.
Weltgeschichte wohin? Haenssler (Stuttgart-Neuhausen, Germany), 1977.
Law and Gospel, Christian Legal Society,1978; second edition, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy.
Faith Founded on Fact, Thomas Nelson, 1978.
Slaughter of the lnnocents, Crossways, 1981.
The Marxist Approach to Human Rights Analysis and Critique, Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Anaheim, CA), 1983. ("Simon Greenleaf Law Review," Vol. 3.)
Human Rights and Human Dignity, Zondervan and Probe Ministries International, 1986; second edition, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy.
Wohin marschiert China?, Haenssler (Stuttgart-Neuhausen, Germany), 1991.
Evidence for Faith: Deciding the God Question, Probe Ministries International, 1991.
Giant in Chains: China Today and Tomorrow, Nelson Word (England), 1994.
Law and Morality: Friends or Foes? An Inaugural Lecture, University of Luton, England, 1994.
Jesus: La raison rejoint l'histoire, Editions Trobisch (France and Germany), 1995.
(With C. E. B. Cranfield and David Kilgour) Christians in the Public Square: Law, Gospel, and Public Policy, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy, 1996.
Conflicts of Law, BPP Law School (London, England), 1997.
The Transcendental Holmes, Calabash Press (Canada), 2000.
The Repression of Evangelism in Greece, University Press of America, 2001.
Christ Our Advocate, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft (Bonn, Germany, 2002): now in 5th edition.
Tractatus Logico-Theologicus, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft (Bonn, Germany, 2002).
History, Law and Christianity, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy, 2003.
Christ As Centre and Circumference, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft (Bonn, Germany, 2012)
NOTE: All publications in the above list, previously available from the Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy, are now to be ordered from New Reformation Press: www.newreformationpress.com
(And translator) A Seventeenth-Century View of European Libraries, University of California Press, 1962.
(And translator) Chytraeus on Sacrifice: A Reformation Treatise in Biblical Theology, Concordia Publishing House, 1962.
Christianity for the Tough-Minded, Bethany Fellowship, 1973.
International Scholars Directory, International Scholarly Publishers, 1973, Marquis (Chicago), 1975.
Myth, Allegory and Gospel, Bethany Fellowship, 1974.
God's Inerrant Word, Bethany Fellowship, 1974.
Jurisprudence: A Book of Readings, International Scholarly Publishers, 1974, 2nd edition, 1980.
Demon Possession, Bethany Fellowship, 1975.
Christ As Centre and Circumference, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft and Wipf & Stock, 2012.
Editor, Homeschooling in America and in Europe: A Litmus Test
of Democracy, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft, 2012.
General editor, 7-volume "Evangelical Perspectives" series, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1970-72.
Editor-at-large (with others, and contributor), "Current Religious Thought," a section of Christianity Today, 1965-83.
Editor, Simon Greenleaf Law Review, 1981-88.
Contributing editor, New Oxford Review, 1992-95.
General editor, Global Journal of Classical Theology (www.phc.edu), 1998--.
Harvey Warner, editor, Why -- in the World, Word Books, 1965.
Carl F. H. Henry, editor, Jesus of Nazareth: Saviour and Lord, Eerdmans, 1966.
Merrill C. Tenney, The Living Word of Revelation, Zondervan, 1967.
Bernard Murchland, editor,The Meaning of the Death of God: Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic Scholars Explore Atheistic Theology, Random House, 1967.
Ronald H. Nash, editor, The Philosophy of Gordon Clark, Presbyterian & Reformed, 1968.
Robert Campbell, editor, Spectrum of Protestant Beliefs, Bruce, 1968.
Walter O. Spitzer and Carlyle L. Saylor, editors, Birth Control and the Christian, Tyndale, 1969.
E. R. Geehan, editor, Jerusalem and Athens: Cornelius Van Til [Festschrift], Presbyterian & Reformed, 1971.
Seth Erlandsson, editor, Ditt ord aer Sanning: En hanbok om Bibeln, tillaegnad David Hedegaard [Festschrift], Stiftelsen Biblicum (Uppsala, Sweden), 1971.
R. C. Sproul, editor, Soli Gloria Deo: John H. Gerstner [Festschrift}, Presbyterian & Reformed, 1976.
Carl E. Armerding and W. Ward Gasque, editors, Dreams, Visions, and Oracles: The Layman's Guide to Biblical Prophecy, Baker, 1977.
Kenneth S. Kantzer and Stanley N. Gundry, editors, Perspectives on Evangelical Theology, Baker, 1979.
Thomas W. Hilgers, Dennis J. Horan, and David Mall, editors, New Perspectives on Human Abortion, University Publications of American, 1981.
Ronald Youngblood, editor, Evangelicals and Inerrancy, Thomas Nelson, 1984.
G. W. Bromiley, editor, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, revised edition, Eerdmans, 1986.
K. S. Kantzer, editor, Applying the Scriptures, Zondervan, 1987.
Philip Porter and Catherine Cooke, editors, France in the Blood, Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 1993.
Roger Johnson and Jenn Upton, editors, Back to Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 1994.
Michael Bauman and David Hall, editors, Evangelical Hermeneutics, Christian Publications, 1994.
Bauman and Hall, editors, God and Caesar, Christian Publications, 1995.
Bauman and Hall, editors, Evangelical Apologetics, Christian Publications, 1996.
Anti-Corruption for Social Stability and Development [in both Chinese and English], Beijing, China, 1996. ("Seventh International Anti-Corruption Congress.")
Thierry Saint-Joanis, editor, Sherlock Holmes et la France, Mairie de Paris (Paris), 1996.
Paul R. Beaumont, editor, Christian Perspectives in Law Reform, Paternoster, 1998.
Paul R. Beaumont, editor, Christian Perspectives on Human Rights and Legal Philosophy, Paternoster, 1998.
Daniel N. Harmelink, editor, Let Christ Be Christ: Essays in Honor of Charles L. Manske [Festschrift], Tentatio Press (California), 1999.
David W. Baker, editor, Looking into the Future: Evangelical Studies in Eschatology, Baker, 2001.
Krystian Complak, editor, Godnosc cztowieka jako kategoria prawa, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 2001.
Michal Krolikowski, editor, Ius et Lex, Krakow, Poland, 2002.
Kent Mathews, editor, Not Omitting the Weightier Matters: Essays in Honour of Robert E. L. Rodgers [Festschrift], Ambassador Publications, 2002.
European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature (Académie européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres), Enchantons la vie. Glorifying Life (Antibes, France: AESAL, 2010). This poetry anthology, published for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Academy, of which JWM is a member, contains an original French poem by JWM, with English translation.
Dallas Willard, editor, A Place for Truth (IVP Books, 2010). Other contributors include: Francis Collins, Os Guinness, Tim Keller, Alister McGrath, Peter Singer, Paul Vitz, N. T. Wright.
Meister, Chad V. and Sweis, K. A., editors, Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Zondervan, 2012).
Menuge, Angus J.L., editor, Legitimizing Human Rights: Secular and Religious Perspectives (Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2013).
Also: Contributor to theology, history, library, law, and denominational journals
in America and abroad (over 100 published articles).
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Translating and editing Défense de la religion luthérienne (1699), by H. G. Masius [scheduled for publication by Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee].
Editing, with Gene Edward Veith, Where Christ is present: A Theology for All Seasons on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation [scheduled for publication by New Reformation Press].
A Christian Apologetics Primer [New Reformation Press].
Autobiography: Fighting the Good Fight: A Life in Defense of the Faith [scheduled for publication by the Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft, Bonn, Germany].
John Warwick Montgomery once told Contemporary Authors: "My world-view was hammered out at university; there I became a Christian. . . . Like the late C. S. Lewis (one of my greatest heroes), I was literally dragged kicking and screaming into the Kingdom by the weight of evidence for Christian truth."
Clifford, Ross, John Warwick Montgomery’s Legal Apologetic: An Apologetic for All Seasons, Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft, Bonn, Germany, 2004; 334 pp.
Moore, Will (compiler), Bibliography of Dr. John Warwick Montgomery's Writings, Canadian Institute for Law, Theology, and Public Policy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 5th ed., 2005.
Dembski, William and Schirrmacher, Thomas (editors), Tough-minded Christianity: The Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery, Broadman and Holman (B&H), 2009.
American Bar Association Journal, June, 1998, pp. 30-32.
Christian Legal Journal, Spring, 1993.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina..
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