The intersection of law and religion is a growing area of study for academics working in both subject areas. This book draws together research on several collisions between the two arenas, including a study of religious clauses in the US constitution and the interplay between religion and law in Canada, Australia and South Africa. With an emphasis on common law traditions, this book will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students of law and religion.
Introduction Peter Radan, Denise Meyerson and Rosalind Atherton 1. International Law and Religion: Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Peter Radan 2. The Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution Russell L. Weaver 3. The Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution Russell L. Weaver 4. Religion and Australian Constitutional Law Tony Blackshield 5. Religion and the South African Constitution Denise Meyerson 6. Between liberté and égalité: Religion and the State in Canada M. H. Ogilvie 7. The Constitutional Significance of the Church of England Andrew Lynch 8. Blasphemy Lawrence McNamara 9. Charity Law and Religion G. E. Dal Pont 10. Clergy Confidentiality and Privileges: Themes and Propects Simon Fisher 11. The Sanctity of Life in Law: Comparisons between Jewish, Catholic, Islamic and Common Law Approaches Cameron Stewart 12. Law and Religion - Religion and Death in the Common Law Prue Vines and Roslaind Atherton