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Religious conscience, the state, and the law : historical contexts and contemporary significance

Author: John McLaren; Harold G Coward
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
Series: SUNY series in religious studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North America.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McLaren; Harold G Coward
ISBN: 079144001X 9780791440018 0791440028 9780791440025
OCLC Number: 38286636
Description: vii, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Harold Coward and John McLaren --
Willing to suffer : law and religious conscience in seventeenth-century England / Justin A.I. Champion --
Excommunicating the governor's wife : religious dissent in the Puritan colonies before the era of rights consciousness / Cornelia Hughes Dayton --
Enlightenment and conscience / Martin Fitzpatrick --
Speech for the soul : religion, conscience, and free speech in antebellum America / Elizabeth B. Clark --
Jewish nongovernmental organizations, religious human rights, and public advocacy in the twentieth century / Irwin Cotler --
Communal property and freedom of religion : Lakeside Colony of Hutterian Brethren v. Hofer / Alvin Esau --
The Doukhobor belief in individual faith and conscience and the demands of the secular state / John McLaren --
The law and reconstituted Christianity : the case of the Mormons / Carol Weisbrod --
Anti-semitism and the growth of rights consciousness in Western Europe and North America / Phyllis M. Senese --
The stuggle to preserve aboriginal spiritual teaching and practices / James [Sakeji] Youngblood Henderson --
Expansion and constriction of religion : the paradox of the Indian secular state / Robert D. Baird --
Religion and public education in Canada after the charter / Elizabeth J. Shilton --
The cultural and religious heritage : perspectives on the Muslim experience / Azim A. Naji.
Series Title: SUNY series in religious studies.
Responsibility: John McLaren and Harold Coward, editors.

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This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North America.

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