The Repression of Evangelism in Greece: European Litigation Vis-a-Vis a Closed Religious Establishment

Overview

Evangelism can lead to jail sentences in Greece—historically the 'cradle of democracy.' Lawyer-Theologian John Warwick Montgomery, who has successfully fought the Greek anti-proselytism law in the European court of human rights, here analyses the Greek religious and civil rights paradox. A book for human rights advocates, missionaries, and all who support an open marketplace for religious expansion.

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Overview

Evangelism can lead to jail sentences in Greece—historically the 'cradle of democracy.' Lawyer-Theologian John Warwick Montgomery, who has successfully fought the Greek anti-proselytism law in the European court of human rights, here analyses the Greek religious and civil rights paradox. A book for human rights advocates, missionaries, and all who support an open marketplace for religious expansion.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Church and State
Professor Montgomery's book constitutes a valuable contribution to the ongoing international debate on proselytism and the interpretation of church establishment.
Journal Of Church and State
Professor Montgomery's book constitutes a valuable contribution to the ongoing international debate on proselytism and the interpretation of church establishment.
Journal of Church & State
Professor Montgomery's book constitutes a valuable contribution to the ongoing international debate on proselytism and the interpretation of church establishment.
Booknews
A resource for those who evangelize and for those within the political and legal structures who support the freedom of individuals to profess and practice their faith, including the exercise of religious free speech. Insights into the legal arguments behind the Greek Court of Appeals decision in the case of the "Athens 3" and the European Court of Human Rights decision in are of particular interest. Montgomery is a lawyer-theologian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761819561
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

John Warwick Montgomery is Emeritus Professor of Law and Humanities, University of Luton in England; Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Law, Vice President for Academic Affairs-UK and Europe, Trinity College and Theological Seminary, Indiana, USA; Senior Counsel, European Centre for Law & Justice, Strasbourg, France.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Overview: Evangelism and Human Rights Chapter 4 The "Athens 3" Case Chapter 5 Larissis et al. Chapter 6 The Establishment Issue: Must Church Establishment Prejudice Evangelism? Chapter 7 Appendices Chapter 8 General Bibliography Chapter 9 Index of Names and Cases Chapter 10 About the Author

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