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Law and Religion

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ISBN13: 9780415343534
ISBN: 0415343534
Published: November 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00



Throughout history, church and state have both played important roles in influencing the common law world. This study of these two ancient sources of authority presents a body of recent research into the intersection between law and religion within the common law tradition. Law and Religion presents a collection of essays, selected for their varying historical, cultural and constitutional perspectives. The work examines the impact of religion on the development of common law, and also considers its influence on societies in general. In particular, the work explores the implications of the segregation of church and state, and freedom of religion. These issues are explored within the context of constitutional law principles in countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. With an emphasis on common law traditions, this book will be an ideal text for students undertaking law and religion courses.

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Contents:
Introduction Peter Radan, Denise Meyerson and Rosalind Atherton 1. International law and religion: article 18 of the international covenant on civil and political rights Peter Radan 2. The establishment clause of the United States Constitution Russell L. Weaver 3. The free exercise clause of the United States Constitution Russell L. Weaver 4. Religion and Australian constitutional law Tony Blackshield 5. Religion and the South African Constitution Denise Meyerson 6. Between liberte and egalite: religion and the state in Canada M. H. Ogilvie 7. The constitutional significance of the Church of England Andrew Lynch 8. Blasphemy Lawrence McNamara 9. Charity law and religion G. E. Dal Pont 10. Clergy confidentiality and privileges: themes and propects Simon Fisher 11. The sanctity of life in law: comparisons between Jewish, Catholic, Islamic and common law approaches Cameron Stewart 12. Law and religion - religion and death in the common law Prue Vines and Roslaind Atherton