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Routledge Handbook of Law and Religion

Edited by: Silvio Ferrari

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415836425
eBook ISBN: 9780203694268
Adobe ISBN: 9781135045555

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The field of law and religion studies has undergone a profound transformation over the last thirty years, looking beyond traditional relationships between State and religious communities to include rights of religious liberty and the role of religion in the public space.

This handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of eminent scholars that offer a comprehensive overview of the field of law and religion. The book takes on an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from anthropology, sociology, theology and political science in order to explore how laws and court decisions concerning religion contribute to the shape of the public space.

Key themes within the book include:

  1. Religions symbols in the public space;
  2. Religion and security;
  3. Freedom of religion and cultural rights;
  4. Defamation and hate speech;
  5. Gender, religion and law;

This advanced level reference work is essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of law and religion, as well as policy makers in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Law and religion in the biblical canon Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Law and religion in the Western legal tradition Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Anthropological perspectives on law and religion Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sociology at the intersection between law and religion Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The contribution of law to interdisciplinary conversations on law and religion Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The impact of definitional issues on the right of freedom of religion and belief Download PDF
Chapter  7:  International law and freedom of religion and belief Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Legal responses to religious diversity (or to cultural diversity?) Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Religious freedom as equality Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Religion and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Human rights within religions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reframing the state in eradicating discrimination Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Conscientious objections Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Constitutional models and the protection of religious freedom Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Secular politico-legal regimes in religiously homogenous and diverse societies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A religious revival in family law Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Law, religion and the school Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Law, religion and the workplace Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Law, religion and economics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Religions, bioethics and biolaw Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Law, religion and gender Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Law, religion and security Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Curbs and turbans Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Limitations on religious freedom in Islam Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Blasphemy, defamation of religion, religious hate speech Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Proselytism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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