Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2013

240 Pages | 1 black and white halftone

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089879

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Monarchy, Religion and the State

Civil Religion in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth

Norman Bonney

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Analyses the problems surrounding Prince Charles' desire to be 'Defender of Faith'
  • Challenges the new inter-faith doctrines of the Church of England, the monarchy and UK Prime Minister Cameron
  • Demonstrates the anachronistic and problematic Christian basis of the monarchy
  • Foresees major constitutional conflicts at the end of the current reign in the UK, in Canada, Australia and in the other 13 realms of the monarch
  • Key contribution to the debate over secularisation
  • New, challenging and provocative perspectives on the monarchy

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