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  • Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa

    By Ezra Chitando, Adriaan van Klinken

    Issues of homosexuality are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the international media, these cases tend to be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Religion as Empowerment

    Global Legal Perspectives

    By Kyriaki Topidi, Lauren Fielder

    Within the social sciences there is a clear and established link between good governance and legal empowerment. This volume contributes to this literature and shows how and why legal empowerment is conducive to people acting as fully-fledged legal subjects with regard to the rights stemming from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 

  • The Legal Architecture of English Cathedrals

    By Norman Doe

    Each Anglican cathedral in England is an icon of cultural heritage and identity, a key setting for continuing religiosity, and a seat of national spirituality in transition. It is also a regulated sacred space. This book explains and evaluates the regulatory framework applicable to cathedrals and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Law and Religion

  • Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa

    By Adriaan van Klinken, Ezra Chitando

    Issues of same-sex relationships and gay and lesbian rights are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-13 
    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Women's Rights and Religious Law

    Domestic and International Perspectives

    Edited by Fareda Banda, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe

    The three Abrahamic faiths have dominated religious conversations for millennia but the relations between state and religion are in a constant state of flux. This relationship may be configured in a number of ways. Religious norms may be enforced by the state as part of a regime of personal law or,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Law and Religion

  • Jewish Law Annual Volume 21

    Edited by Benjamin Porat

    Volume 21 of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish law that have been published in volumes 1- 20 of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual and comparative analysis of issues in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    Jewish Law Annual

  • The Legal Treatment of Muslim Minorities in Italy

    Islam and the Neutral State

    By Andrea Pin

    Islam is a growing presence practically everywhere in Europe. In Italy, however, Islam has met a unique model of state neutrality, religious freedom and church and state collaboration. This book gives a detailed description of the legal treatment of Muslims in Italy, contrasting it with other…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04

  • Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith

    By Nimat Hafez Barazangi

    The Prophet Muhammad’s reported traditions have evolved significantly to affect the social, cultural, and political lives of all Muslims. Though centuries of scholarship were spent on the authentication and trustworthiness of the narrators, there has been less study focused on the contents of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Islamic Law in Context

  • Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference

    Off the Scales of Justice

    By Dorota Anna Gozdecka

    Human rights and their principles of interpretation are the leading legal paradigms of our time. Freedom of religion occupies a pivotal position in rights discourses, and the principles supporting its interpretation receive increasing attention from courts and legislative bodies. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10

  • Religion and Legal Pluralism

    Edited by Russell Sandberg

    In recent years, there have been a number of concerns about the recognition of religious laws and the existence of religious courts and tribunals. There has also been the growing literature on legal pluralism which seeks to understand how more than one legal system can and should exist within one…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

  • Religious Rights

    By Lorenzo Zucca

    The central focus of this collection of essays is the role and place of freedom of religion in the protection and promotion of world order. The volume offers competing models of world order from a global perspective and highlights the lack of consensus and considerable variety of practice and…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    The International Library of Essays on Rights

  • The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan

    By Rubya Mehdi

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22

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