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Published: 19 April 2012

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780199859467

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Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Toward a World Legal Tradition

Kristine Kalanges

  • Weaves together international and comparative law, religion, international relations, comparative politics, and legal history to illuminate and address the theoretical and practical dimensions of a significant human rights problem.
  • Reframes the religious human rights debate as one that must account for comparative religious context (i.e., not just the contribution of Islamic law to Muslim states, but also the Judeo-Christian contribution to the Western legal tradition)
  • Suggests how the cultivation of a world legal tradition could constitute a new type of foundational consensus based on respect for the religious foundations of law, thereby increasing the possibility that practical consensus on religious liberty, and perhaps other human rights issues, could be achievable and lasting.

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