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.
1. Prologue - Russell Sandberg
2. Striking a Balance: Restoring a neglected leading work - Sylvie Bacquet
3. Religion and the Law: An unconventional path maker - Anthony Bradney
4. Of Presbyters and Kings: A Scottish trail-blazer - Frank Cranmer
5. The European Convention on Human Rights: A living leading work - Frank Cranmer
6. Republican Fundamentalism against Laïcité: Tempering the appropriation of a constitutional doctrine - Eoin Daly
7. Freedom of Religion under the European Convention on Human Rights: Foreshadowing interpretative dilemmas - Peter W. Edge and Lucy Vickers
8. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom: ‘Legal religion’ and its discontents - Méadhbh McIvor
9. Law and Revolution: Rewriting the narrative of law - Ed Morgan
10. Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Workplace: Overlapping protections in changing contexts - Megan Pearson
11. A Note on the Theology of Burial: A settled controversy - David Pocklington
12. Roman Canon Law in the Church of England: Maitland’s legacy on the study of religious law - Russell Sandberg
13. Multicultural Jurisdictions: The need for a feminist approach to Law and Religion - Sharon Thompson and Russell Sandberg
14. Afterword - John Witte, Jr.
In an age where legal education is undergoing considerable change and facing a number of challenges, the Leading Works in Law series is designed to explore how the study of Law and legal sub-disciplines have developed so far and their likely future. The purpose of the series is to fire critical light at the way in which sub-disciplines within Law understand themselves and perpetuate their identity.
Each book focuses upon a different legal sub-discipline. It asks leading and emerging scholars in the field to select and analyse a ‘leading work’; one which has contributed internationally to the development of the sub-discipline as a whole. The chapters explore the likely implications and applications of the leading work upon the sub-discipline in question. The discussion may be in part autobiographical, exploring how the work in question has impacted upon the contributor’s own scholarship and understanding of the sub-discipline in question.
The books in this series are intended to assess the development of the sub-discipline in question and examine its potential future development. The leading works chosen are not meant to be exhaustive; they are simply illustrative and a means by which the contributors reflect upon the often unspoken question about how and why a sub-discipline has developed in the way that it has and the way in which it could develop in the future.