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ICLARS Series on Law and Religion: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion


About the Series

The ICLARS Series on Law and Religion is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding field of research in law and religion. The series is published in association with the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a place where information, data and opinions can easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community (www.iclars.org). The series aims to become a primary source for students and scholars while presenting authors with a valuable means to reach a wide and growing readership.

The series editors are currently welcoming proposals for this new series on any matter falling under ‘law and religion’ widely defined. Collections arising from important conferences and events are welcome as well as monographs by both established names and new voices (including monographs based on doctoral dissertations). Also of interest are interdisciplinary works and studies of particular jurisdictions.

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Law, Religion, and Freedom Conceptualizing a Common Right

Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right

1st Edition

Forthcoming

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martínez-Torrón, Donlu D Thayer
February 23, 2021

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 ...

The Internal Law of Religions Introduction to a Comparative Discipline

The Internal Law of Religions: Introduction to a Comparative Discipline

1st Edition

Burkhard Josef Berkmann
September 23, 2020

Comparative law of religions has developed in recent years as a new discipline at the intersection of legal and religious science, of theology and anthropology. This book presents a systematic theoretical basis for this new discipline. While law is mostly associated with the state, many religions ...

Religious Minorities, Islam and the Law International Human Rights and Islamic Law in Indonesia

Religious Minorities, Islam and the Law: International Human Rights and Islamic Law in Indonesia

1st Edition

Al Khanif
September 04, 2020

This book examines the legal conundrum of reconciling international human rights law in a Muslim majority country and identifies a trajectory for negotiating the protection of religious minorities within Islam. The work explores the history of religious minorities within Islam in Indonesia, which ...

Law and Religious Diversity in Education The Right to Difference

Law and Religious Diversity in Education: The Right to Difference

1st Edition

Kyriaki Topidi
August 06, 2020

Religion is a prominent legal force despite the premise constructed and promoted by Western constitutionalism that it must be separated from the State in democracies. Education constitutes an area of human life that leaves ample scope for the expression of religious identity and shapes the citizens...

Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

1st Edition

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D. Thayer
June 30, 2020

We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s most profound if sometimes forgotten answer to the resulting ...

Religious Literacy, Law and History Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

1st Edition

Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu
June 30, 2020

The book profiles some of the macro and micro factors that have impact on European religious literacy. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational ...

The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse

The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse

1st Edition

Lori G. Beaman
April 15, 2020

This book explores the recent trend toward the transformation of religious symbols and practices into culture in Western democracies. Analyses of three legal cases involving religion in the public sphere are used to illuminate this trend: a municipal council chamber; a town hall; and town board ...

Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana

Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa: Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana

1st Edition

Seth Tweneboah
October 09, 2019

Applying a legal pluralist framework, this study examines the complex interrelationships between religion, law and politics in contemporary Ghana, a professedly secular State characterised by high levels of religiosity. It aims to explore legal, cultural and moral tensions created by overlapping ...

Protecting the Religious Freedom of New Minorities in International Law

Protecting the Religious Freedom of New Minorities in International Law

1st Edition

Fabienne Bretscher
October 02, 2019

This book examines the interpretation and application of the right to freedom of religion and belief of new minorities formed by recent migration by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC).  New minorities are increasingly confronted with ...

Regulating Religion State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

Regulating Religion: State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

1st Edition

Helena Van Coller
July 16, 2019

This book focuses on government regulation of religious institutions in South Africa. PART 1 explains the meaning of government regulation for religious communities by providing a brief overview of the relationship between church and state, the right to freedom of religion and the legal status of ...

Religious Rights within the Family From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong

Religious Rights within the Family: From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong

1st Edition

Esther Erlings
July 09, 2019

It is often asserted that ‘A family that prays together, stays together’. But what if a child no longer wishes to pray? This book analyses the law in relation to situations where parents force their children to manifest the parental religion. From thorough examination of international law it ...

Proportionality, Equality Laws, and Religion Conflicts in England, Canada, and the USA

Proportionality, Equality Laws, and Religion: Conflicts in England, Canada, and the USA

1st Edition

Megan Pearson
May 23, 2019

This book considers how the law should manage conflicts between the right of religious freedom and that of non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. These disputes are often high-profile and frequently receive a lot of media attention and public debate. Starting from the basis that ...

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