Law and Religion

Law and Religion

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The worlds of law and religion increasingly collide in Parliament and the courtroom. Religious courts, the wearing of religious symbols and faith schools have given rise to increased legislation and litigation. This is the first student textbook to set out the fundamental principles and issues of law and religion in England and Wales. Offering a succinct exposition and critical analysis of the field, it explores how English law regulates the practice of religion. The textbook surveys law and religion from various perspectives, such as human rights and discrimination law, as well as considering the legal status of both religion and religious groups. Controversial and provocative questions are explored, promoting full engagement with the key debates. The book's explanatory approach and detailed references ensure understanding and encourage independent study. Students can track key developments on the book's updating website. This innovative text is essential reading for all students in the field.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 272 pages
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus. 4 tables
  • 1139006118
  • 9781139006118

Review quote

'Sandberg's engaging and illuminating narrative brings order and clarity into the piecemeal accretion of legal provision.' Church Times 'Sandberg's book is an excellent tool, which suggests many ideas, proposals and conceptualisations that are bound to have an effect on the academic community and students across the UK and elsewhere. In this, his first book, Sandberg has produced an invaluable and remarkable piece which should be highly recommended in British universities and to all those with an interest in religion and law, theology, history, political science and sociology.' Javier Garcia Oliva, Legal Studiesshow more

Table of contents

1. What is 'law and religion'?; 2. Historical development; 3. Legal definitions of religion; 4. The legal position of religious groups; 5. Religious freedom as a human right; 6. Discrimination on grounds of religion; 7. Religious offences; 8. Religion in schools; 9. Religious law; 10. The clash of arms.show more

About Russell Sandberg

Russell Sandberg is a lecturer at Cardiff Law School, researching at its Centre for Law and Religion. He has written widely on law and religion, notably as Specialist Contributing Editor for Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law. He chairs the Law and Religion Scholars Network.show more