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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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Regulating Religion State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

Regulating Religion: State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

1st Edition

By Helena Van Coller
July 17, 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

By Esther Erlings
July 10, 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

By 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 ...

Blasphemy, Islam and the State Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia

Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Stewart Fenwick
August 14, 2018

This book draws on the work of Rawls to explore the interaction between faith, law and the right to religious freedom in post-Soeharto Indonesia, the world’s largest democracy after India and the United States.  It argues that enforcement of Islamic principles by the state is inconsistent with ...

Religious Freedom and the Law Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion

Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion

1st Edition

Edited By Brett G. Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Isaacson Woolley
July 24, 2018

This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which ...

Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean The Pluralistic Moment

Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean: The Pluralistic Moment

1st Edition

Edited By Alessandro Ferrari, James Toronto
June 08, 2018

This book investigates the role of Islam and religious freedom in the constitutional transitions of six North African and Middle Eastern countries, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and Palestine. In particular, the book, with an interdisciplinary approach, investigates the role...

Atheist Exceptionalism Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

Atheist Exceptionalism: Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

1st Edition

By Ethan G. Quillen
May 10, 2018

Due to its Constitution, and particularly to that Constitution’s First Amendment, the relationship between religion and politics in the United States is rather unusual. This is especially the case concerning the manner with which religious terminology is defined via the discourse adopted by the ...

Religion and Equality Law in Conflict

Religion and Equality: Law in Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D Thayer
May 11, 2018

This volume presents an analysis of controversial events and issues shaping a rapidly changing international legal, political, and social landscape. Leading scholars and experts in law, religious studies and international relations, thoughtfully consider issues and tensions arising in contemporary...

Religion as Empowerment Global legal perspectives

Religion as Empowerment: Global legal perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Kyriaki Topidi, Lauren Fielder
May 11, 2018

This volume shows how and why legal empowerment is important for those exercising their religious rights under various jurisdictions, in conditions of legal pluralism. At the same time, it also questions the thesis that as societies become more modern, they also become less religious. The authors ...

Lutheran Theology and Secular Law The Work of the Modern State

Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State

1st Edition

Edited By Marie A. Failinger, Ronald W. Duty
April 11, 2018

This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific ...

Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution Origins and Future

Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution: Origins and Future

1st Edition

By Luke Beck
March 29, 2018

This book examines the origins of Australia’s constitutional religious freedom provision. It explores, on the one hand, the political activities and motives of religious leaders seeking to give the Australian Constitution a religious character and, on the other, the political activities and motives...

Islam, Law and the Modern State (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts

Islam, Law and the Modern State: (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts

1st Edition

By Arif A. Jamal
March 23, 2018

Within the global phenomenon of the (re)emergence of religion into issues of public debate, one of the most salient issues confronting contemporary Muslim societies is how to relate the legal and political heritage that developed in pre-modern Islamic polities to the political order of the modern ...

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