Law and Religion

Law and Religion

by Gad Barzilai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754624943

ISBN-13: 9780754624943

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume consists of nineteen previously-published articles written by leading international scholars on various aspects of law and religion. The volume looks at law and religion in the context of political power, covering different religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It examines through a diversity of perspectives the law in religion and religion

Overview

This volume consists of nineteen previously-published articles written by leading international scholars on various aspects of law and religion. The volume looks at law and religion in the context of political power, covering different religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It examines through a diversity of perspectives the law in religion and religion in law, enabling readers to gain multi-disciplinary insights into pressing contemporary issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754624943
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
International Library of Essays in Law and Society Series
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I Religions as Sources of Human Rights: The morality of human rights: a nonreligious ground?, Michael J. Perry; The metaphorical reciprocity between theology and law, Paul Lehmann; From the trial of Adam and Eve to the judgements of Solomon and Daniel, Daniel Friedmann; Christian natural law: the spirit and method of, Giovanni Ambrosetti; Religious foundations of law in the West: an historical perspective, Harold J. Berman; Law and religion in contemporary Islam, Noel J. Coulson; Characteristic features of Islamic law: perceptions and misconceptions, Mahdi Zahraa. Part II Religions as Traditions of Law: Obligation: a Jewish jurisprudence of the social order, Robert M. Cover; The Chinese conceptions of law: Confucian, legalist and Buddhist, Luke T. Lee and Whalen W. Lai; Hindu conceptions of law, Ludo Rocher; A conversation with Tibetans? Reconsidering the relationship between religious beliefs and secular legal discourse, Rebecca R. French; Consensus and suspicion: judicial reasoning and social change in an Indonesian society 1960-1994, John R. Bowen; Cultured technology: the internet and religious fundamentalism, Karine Barzilai-Nahon and Gad Barzilai. Part III Religions and Human Rights: Conflicts: Female circumcision: religious practice v. human rights violation, Jessica A. Platt; Behind the veil: women's rights in Islamic societies, Nayer Honarvar; Rights, religion and community: approaches to violence against women in the context of globalization, Sally Engel Merry; Nomos and narrative, Robert M. Cover; Disorderly differences: recognition, accommodation, and American law, Austin Sarat and Roger Berkowitz; Are human rights universal?, Shashi Tharoor; Name index.

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