The Confluence of Law and Religion

Published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press as a festschrift for Professor Norman Doe, The Confluence of Law and Religion  includes essays reflecting upon the development of Law and Religion studies and the value of an interdisciplinary approach.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lord Williams of Oystermouth
1. Renaissance and re-engagement: Norman Doe’s achievement in the discipline of law and religion Mark Hill, QC

Part I. Conceptual Foundations and Historical Development:
2. Law, religion and the curve of reason Celia Kenny
3. Legal authority in canon law: cases from the notebook of a medieval lawyer Richard H. Helmholz
4. Trust and conscience in early English law David Seipp
5. A sociological theory of religious law Russell Sandberg

Part II. Government and Ministry:
6. The rise of ecclesiastical quasi-legislation Paul Colton
7. The development and influence of Anglican canon law Anthony Jeremy
8. Ecclesiastical regulation and secular law: a comparative examination Frank Cranmer

Part III. Doctrine, Liturgy and Rites:
9. Justice and mercy: canon law and the sacrament of penance Robert Ombres, OP
10. Pardon and peace – rights and responsibilities: persuasion not compulsion Edward Morgan
11. Public law and traditional faith Norman Solomon

Part IV. The Interface of Religious Law and Civil Law:
12. Who needs freedom of religion? Silvio Ferrari
13. Religion and human rights: principles and practice Carolyn Evans and Timnah Rachel Baker
14. Coercion, oaths and conscience: conceptual confusion in the right to freedom of religion or belief Alison Mawhinney
15. Religious freedom and the law Brenda Hale

Part V. Conclusions:
16. The role of religion in building political communities Linda Hogan
17. The interdisciplinary growth of law and religion John Witte, Jr
18. New directions in the confluence of law and religion Celia Kenny.