The intersection of law and religion is a growing area of study for academics working in both subject areas. This book draws together research on several collisions between the two arenas, including a study of religious clauses in the US constitution and the interplay between religion and law in Canada, Australia and South Africa. With an emphasis on common law traditions, this book will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students of law and religion.

chapter |7 pages


ByPeter Radan, Denise Meyerson, Rosalind F. Croucher

chapter |17 pages

International law and religion

Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ByPeter Radan

chapter |32 pages

Religion and Australian constitutional law

ByTony Blackshield

chapter |17 pages

Religion and the South African Constitution

ByDenise Meyerson

chapter |31 pages

Between liberté and égalité

Religion and the state in Canada
ByM.H. Ogilvie

chapter |22 pages


ByLawrence McNamara

chapter |22 pages

Charity law and religion

ByG.E.Dal Pont

chapter |23 pages

Clergy confidentiality and privileges

Themes and prospects
BySimon Fisher

chapter |24 pages

The sanctity of life in law

Comparisons between Jewish, Catholic, Islamic and common law approaches
ByCameron Stewart

chapter |24 pages

Law and religion

Religion and death in the common law
ByPrue Vines, Rosalind F. Croucher