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Law, religion, and freedom, conceptualizing a common right, edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez-Torron, and Donlu Thayer

Label
Law, religion, and freedom, conceptualizing a common right, edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez-Torron, and Donlu Thayer
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Law, religion, and freedom
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez-Torron, and Donlu Thayer
Series statement
ICLARS series on law and religion
Sub title
conceptualizing a common right
Summary
"This book examines major conceptual challenges confronting freedom of religion or belief in contemporary settings. The volume brings together chapters by leading experts from law, religious studies, and international relations who provide perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic. At a time when the polarization of 'culture wars' is aggravating tensions between secular and religious views about accommodating the conscientious claims of individuals and groups, and when the right to freedom of religion itself is facing misunderstanding and erosion, the work provides welcome clarity and depth. Some chapters adopt a primarily conceptual and historical approach; others analyze particular difficulties or conflicts that have emerged in European and American jurisdictions, along with concrete applications and recommendations for the future"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
What is religious freedom? / David Novak -- Freedom of religion : fundamental right or impossibility? / David Little -- The politics of sovereignty : the early modern origins of freedom of religion / Kurtis Anderson -- The secularity of law and the freedom from religion / Zachary Calo -- Is reasonable accommodation sufficient protection for the right to religious freedom in secular societies? / Georgia Alida Du Plessis -- Is hobby lobby dangerous for religious liberty? / Frederick Mark Gedicks and Andrew Koppelman -- Fernández Martínez v. Spain : an unclear intersection of rights? / Javier Martínez-Torrón -- Does the European convention on human Rights guarantee a right to freedom 'from' religion? / Gerhard Van Der Schyff -- Autonomy of religious communities versus the battle for human rights : two sides of the same coin / Merilin Kiviorg -- 'Christian bigots' and 'Muslim terrorists' : religious liberty in a polarized age / Thomas Berg -- Managing religious diversity in Europe : legal implications of religious affiliation and change of religion / Montserrat Gas Aixendri -- Laïcité, neutrality, and freedom of religion and conscience in France after Charlie Hebdo : towards a nouvelle neutralité? / María José Valero Estarellas -- Equal treatment of religions or differentiation between religions? Sophie Van Bijsterveld -- The world-defining contrast between monism and dualism and the future of religious freedom / Brett G. Scharffs -- Religious autonomy at the crossroads / W. Cole Durham, Jr
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Content