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Religion and law : an introduction

Author: Peter W Edge
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: Ashgate religion, culture & society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions, as well as international law, to explore a range of issues. This book introduces the use of legal sources  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Edge
ISBN: 0754630471 9780754630470 075463048X 9780754630487
OCLC Number: 60492082
Description: viii, 160 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Thinking about law, thinking about religion --
Introducing law and religion --
Why is law important for religion? --
Why is religion important for law? --
What is law? --
The constitution --
Legislation --
Decisions of the superior courts --
Academic commentary and other secondary sources --
Soft law and law in practice --
What is religion? --
Approaching the literature --
Methodology --
Territorial scope --
Topic --
Readership --
Religious interests in international and domestic laws --
The idea of religious interests --
A taxonomy of religious interests --
Religious interests in international law --
International law --
The work of the United Nations --
Regional human rights documents : the ECHR --
Other regional human rights documents --
The limitations of international law --
Religious interests in generally applicable domestic guarantees --
The role of generally applicable guarantees of rights in constitutions --
United Kingdom --
New Zealand --
The United States --
Canada --
Australia --
South Africa --
Are generally applicable religious guarantees useful? --
The state and the individual --
The nature of the problems --
Disobeying generally applicable prohibitions --
Religious drug use in the US, England, and South Africa --
Refusing a positive duty to act --
Conscientious objection to military service under the ECHR --
Conscientious objection to taxation in the US --
Seeking protection for religious difference : improper proselytism under the European Convention on Human Rights --
The state and the religious organisation --
The nature of the problems --
Organisational involvement in the domestic constitution and international organisations --
Religious representation in the UK --
Organisational involvement in the international arena --
State involvement in the organisation : registration and recognition in Russia --
Organisational involvement in state initiatives : religious charities in the UK --
Claims against religious organizations : clergy issues --
Claims by clergy in the United Kingdom --
Claims for the misconduct of religious professionals in the United States --
Community rights : sacred places --
Sacred buildings in the United Kingdom --
Sacred places in the US : indigenous American religions and the US landscape --
International guarantees of religious interests --
Universal declaration of human rights --
International covenant on civil and political rights --
1981 Declaration --
European Convention on Human Rights --
Introductions to particular jurisdictions --
United Kingdom --
United States --
Canada --
New Zealand --
South Africa --
Theoretical issues --
Defining religion --
Significance of law and religion to one another.
Series Title: Ashgate religion, culture & society series.
Responsibility: Peter W. Edge.
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