Religious Freedom and the Law Emerging: Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion
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Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion
Brett G. Schaffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Isaacson Woolley, eds.
Routledge (ICLARS Series on Law and Religion) 2018

This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which freedom for and from religion are conceptualized, protected, neglected, and negotiated in diverse situations and locations. A broad range of issues including migration, education, the public space, prisons and healthcare are discussed drawing examples from Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and South America. Including contributions from leading experts in the field, the book will be essential reading for researchers and policy-makers interested in Law and Religion.

See book contents list here.

About the Editors

Brett G. Scharffs, Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Recurring Visiting Professor of Law at the Central European University in Budapest; Member of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS).

Asher Maoz, Dean, Peres Academic Center Law School, Israel and Member of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS).

Ashley Isaacson Woolley, Independant Editorial Associate, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.

Reviews

'An excellent book which demonstrates vividly the extraordinary significance and complexity of a wide range of contested issues surrounding the nature, scope and implications of religious freedom today - written by a distinguished team of scholars from multiple legal, religious and other perspectives, it is a richly-documented and invalubale resource.' —  Professor Norman Doe, Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, The School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

'A timely and judicious collection of essays by established stars and erudite newcomers to the burgeoning international study of religious freedom. The new taxonomy of freedom of, for, from, and within religion is a valuable heuristic to map out the new issues facing persons and peoples of faith throughout the world. And several of the essays, especially on the treatment of religious pastors, proselytism, properties, and prisoners, are major new contributions. This collection deserves a place in every religious freedom library.' — John Witte, Jr., Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law, USA