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Religious Freedom in the Liberal State
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Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

Abstract

Examining the law and public policy relating to religious liberty in Western liberal democracies, this book contains a detailed analysis of the history, rationale, scope, and limits of religious freedom from (but not restricted to) an evangelical Christian perspective. Focussing on the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the European Convention on Human Rights it studies the interaction between law and religion at several different levels, looking at the key debates that have arisen. Divided into three parts, the book begins by contrasting the liberal and Chr ... More

Keywords: religious freedom, liberal state, liberalism, organised religion, religious equality, religious discrimination, secularism, fundamentalist beliefs, religious liberty, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199606474
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rex Ahdar, author
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago

Ian Leigh, author
Professor of Law, Durham University

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