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Faith or fraud : fortune-telling, spirituality, and the law

Faith or fraud : fortune-telling, spirituality, and the law

Author: Jeremy Patrick
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The growing presence in Western society of non-mainstream faiths and spiritual practices poses a dilemma for the law. If a fortune teller promises to tell the future in exchange for cash, and both parties believe in the process, has a fraud been committed? Should someone with a potpourri of New Age beliefs be accorded the same legal protection as a devout Catholic? Building on a thorough history of the legal  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patrick, Jeremy.
Faith or fraud.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Patrick
ISBN: 9780774863322 0774863323 9780774863339 0774863331
OCLC Number: 1127909669
Description: vi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fortune-telling --
English law --
Canadian law --
Australian law --
American law --
Analysis of arguments for and against --
Spiritual counselling and freedom of religion.
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: Jeremy Patrick.


Faith or Fraud: Fortune-Telling, Individual Spirituality, and the Law answers an emerging controversy: Should the law's understanding of religion include the "spiritual but not religious"?  Read more...


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As a detailed history of the debates over fortune-telling in four different countries, and as an argument for the expansion of religious freedom law to include this kind of practice, Faith orFraud Read more...

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