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Research Handbook on Law and Religion Rex Ahdar

Research Handbook on Law and Religion By Rex Ahdar

Research Handbook on Law and Religion by Rex Ahdar


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Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Research Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals.

Research Handbook on Law and Religion Summary

Research Handbook on Law and Religion by Rex Ahdar

Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Research Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals.

Providing in-depth, original analysis the book includes studies of a wide array of nation states, such as India and Turkey, which each have their own complex issues centred on law, religion and the interactions between the two. Longstanding issues of religious liberty are explored such as the right of conscientious objection, religious confession privilege and the wearing of religious apparel. The contested meanings of the secular state and religious neutrality are revisited from different perspectives and the reality of the international human rights protections for religious freedom are analysed.

Timely and astute, this discerning Research Handbook will be a valuable resource for both academics and researchers interested in the many topics surrounding law and religion. Lawyers and practitioners will also appreciate the clarity with which the rights of religious liberty, and the challenges in making these compatible with state law, are presented.

Contributors include: R. Ahdar, F. Ahmed, R. Albert, R. Barker, B.L. Berger, J.E. Buckingham, J. Burnside, P. Dane, J. Harrison, M.A. Helfand, M. Hill, M. Kiviorg, A. Koppelman, I. Leigh, J. Neo, Y. Rosnai, R. Sandberg, S.D. Smith, P.M. Taylor, H.-M. ten Napel, K. Thompson, F. Venter

Research Handbook on Law and Religion Reviews

'Over the course of the last generation, the study of 'law and religion' has exploded in breadth, subtlety and significance. This Research Handbook provides its readers with a rich, varied, and sometimes provocative introduction to the field. Expert chapters not only shed new light on familiar topics, they also identify further avenues for fruitful scholarship. One is left with the sense that the most significant work still lies ahead - and also the intellectual tools to face that challenge.'
--Julian Rivers, University of Bristol Law School, UK

The authors who have contributed so ably to this excellent volume are to be congratulated on scholarship of the highest quality, which treats a wide and rich range of issues at the centre of the field of law and religion today. Their contribution here will be of enormous value to all those who teach, study, and practise in this rapidly developing and important sphere of life.'
--Norman Doe, Cardiff University, UK

About Rex Ahdar

Edited by Rex Ahdar, University of Otago, New Zealand, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia at Sydney

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword John Witte, Jr Part I Law and Religion 1. Navigating Law and Religion: Familiar Waterways, Rivers Less Travelled and Uncharted Seas Rex Ahdar 2. The Sociological Dimension of Law and Religion Russell Sandberg Part II Jurisprudential Themes 3. Equality, Religion, and Nihilism Steve D Smith 4. Jeremy Bentham and the Problem of the Authority of Biblical Law Jonathan Burnside 5. Dworkin's Religion and the End of Religious Liberty Joel Harrison 6. What Kind of Human Right is Religious Liberty? Andrew Koppelman Part III Religion-State Relations 7. Establishment and Encounter Perry Dane 8. Religion, Secularism and Limitations on Constitutional Amendment Richard Albert and Yaniv Roznai 9. Regulation of Religious Communities in a Multicultural Polity Jaclyn L Neo 10. Liberal Constitutionalism and the Unsettling of the Secular Benjamin L Berger 11. The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe Hans-Martien ten Napel 12. Enforcing Religious Law Farrah Ahmed Part IV Adjudicating Religion 13. When Judges are Theologians: Adjudicating Religious Questions Michael A. Helfand 14. The Justiciability and Adjudication of Religious Disputes Francois Venter Part V International Perspectives 15. Controversial Doctrine: The Relevance of Religious Content in the Supervisory Role of International Human Rights Bodies Paul M Taylor 16. Dangers of the Changing Narrative of Human Rights: Why Democracy and Security Need Religious Freedom Merilin Kiviorg Part VI Freedom of Religion Issues 17. Freedom of Religion and the Rise of Secularism: Struggles in the British Workplace Mark Hill QC 18. The Legal Recognition of Freedom of Conscience as Conscientious Objection: Familiar Problems and New Lessons Ian Leigh 19. Of Burqas (and Niqabs) in Courtrooms: The Neglected Women's Voice Renae Barker 20. Trinity Western University's Law School: Reconciling Rights Janet Epp Buckingham 21. The Persistence of Religious Confession Privilege A Keith Thompson Bibliography Index

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NPB9781788112468
9781788112468
1788112466
Research Handbook on Law and Religion by Rex Ahdar
New
Hardback
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
2018-09-28
512
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