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Comparative Religious Law

Judaism, Christianity, Islam

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Comparative Religious Law provides for the first time a study of the regulatory instruments of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious organisations in Britain in light of their historical religious laws. Norman Doe questions assumptions about the pervasiveness, character and scope of religious laws, from the view that they are not or should not be recognised by civil law, to the idea that there may be a fundamental incompatibility between religious and civil law. It proposes that religious laws pervade society, are recognised by civil law, have both a religious and temporal character, and regulate wide areas of believers' lives. Subjects include sources of law, faith leaders, governance, worship and education, rites of passage, divorce and children, and religion-State relations. A Charter of 'the principles of religious law' common to all three Abrahamic faiths is proposed, to stimulate greater mutual understanding between religion and society and between the three faiths themselves.

Product code: 9781316617809

ISBN 9781316617809
Dimensions H227xW153xS25
No. of pages 468
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This book is for those studying and teaching law and religion to understand how Jewish, Christian and Muslim laws pervade British society, are religious and temporal in character, apply to wide areas of believers' lives, and have much in common for better understanding between the faiths and within society.