Leading Works in Law and Religion brings together leading and emerging scholars in the field from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Each contributor has been invited to select and analyse a ‘leading work’, which has for them shed light on the way that Law and Religion are intertwined. The chapters are both autobiographical, reflecting upon the works that have proved significant to contributors, and also critical analyses of the current state of the field, exploring in particular the interdisciplinary potential of the study of Law and Religion. The book also includes a specially written introduction and conclusion, which critically comment upon the development of Law and Religion over the last 25 years and likely future developments in light of the reflections by contributors on their chosen leading works.
Table of Contents
1. Prologue; 2. Striking a Balance: Restoring a neglected leading work; 3. Religion and the Law: An unconventional path maker; 4. Of Presbyters and Kings: A Scottish trail-blazer; 5. The European Convention on Human Rights: A living leading work; 6. Republican Fundamentalism against Laïcité: Tempering the appropriation of a constitutional doctrine; 7. Freedom of Religion under the European Convention on Human Rights: Foreshadowing interpretative dilemmas; 8. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom: ‘Legal religion’ and its discontents; 9. Law and Revolution: Rewriting the narrative of law; 10. Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination, and the Workplace: Overlapping protections in changing contexts; 11. A Note on the Theology of Burial: A settled controversy; 12. Roman Canon Law in the Church of England: Maitland’s legacy on the study of religious law; 13. Multicultural Jurisdictions: The need for a feminist approach to Law and Religion; 14. Afterword.
Russell Sandberg is Professor in Law at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University, UK, where he specialises in Law and Religion, Legal History, Family Law and interdisciplinary approaches to Law. He is editor of Routledge’s Leading Works in Law series.