Derrett, (John) Duncan (Martin)
DERRETT, (John) Duncan (Martin)
DERRETT, (John) Duncan (Martin). British, b. 1922. Genres: Law, Theology/Religion. Career: Lecturer in Hindu Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1949-56, Reader in Oriental Laws, 1956-65, and Professor of Oriental Laws, 1965-82, University of London; Lecturer in Hindu Law, Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1965-79; Wilde Lecturer in Natural and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford, 1978-81. Publications: The Hoysalas, 1957; Hindu Law Past and Present, 1957; Introduction to Modern Hindu Law, 1963; (ed. and co-author) Studies in the Law of Succession in Nigeria, 1965; Religion, Law and the State in India, 1968; (ed. and co-author) Introduction to Legal Systems, 1968; Law in the New Testament, 1970; Critique of Modern Hindu Law, 1970; Jesus's Audience, 1973; (trans. and ed.) R. Lingat, Classical Law of India, 1973; Henry Swinburne 1551-1624, 1973; Dharmasastra and Juridical Literature, 1973; Bharuci's Commentary on the Manusmrti, 1975; Essays in Classical and Modern Hindu Law, 4 vols., 1976-78; Studies in the New Testament, 6 vols., 1977-95; Death of a Marriage Law, 1978; (ed. and co-author) The Concept of Duty in South Asia, 1978; Beitrage zu Indischem Rechtsdenken, 1979; The Anastasis, 1982; A Textbook for (Buddhist) Novices, 1983; The Making of Mark, 1985; New Resolutions of Old Conundrums (on Luke), 1986; The Ascetic Discourse, 1989; The Victim, the Johannine Passion Narrative, 1993; The Sermon on the Mount, 1994; Prophecy in the Cotswolds, 1803-1947, 1994; Two Masters: The Buddha and Jesus, 1995; Some Telltale Words in New Testament, 1996; Law and Morality, 1998; The Bible and the Buddhists, 2000. Address: Half Way House, High St, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. GL56 9EX, England.