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The confluence of law and religion : interdisciplinary reflections on the work of Norman Doe / edited by Frank Cranmer, Mark Hill QC, Celia Kenny, and Russell Sandberg.

Cranmer, Frank, (editor,, author.). Hill, Mark, 1965- (editor,, author.). Kenny, Celia, (editor,, author.). Sandberg, Russell, (editor,, author.). Doe, Norman, (honoree.).
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Subject: Church and state > England.
Religion and law > England.
Freedom of religion > England.

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  • ISBN: 9781316225721
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 303 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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General Note: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Jun 2016).
Formatted Contents Note: Renaissance and re-engagement : Norman Doe's achievement in the discipline of law and religion / Mark Hill QC -- Law, religion, and the curve of reason / Celia Kenny -- Legal authority in canon law : cases from the notebook of a medieval English ecclesiastical lawyer / Richard H. Helmholz -- Trust and conscience in the early common law / David J. Seipp -- A sociological theory of law and religion / Russell Sandberg -- The rise of ecclesiastical quasi-legislation / Paul Colton -- The development and influence of Anglican canon law / Anthony Jeremy -- Ecclesiastical regulation and secular law : a comparative exploration / Frank Cranmer -- Justice and mercy : canon law and the sacrament of penance / -- Robert Ombres OP -- Pardon and peace : rights and responsibilities in canon law / Edward Morgan -- Public law and traditional faith / Norman Solomon -- Who needs freedom of religion? / Silvio Ferrari -- Religion and human rights : principles and practice / Carolyn Evans and Timnah Rachel Baker -- Coercion, oaths, and conscience : conceptual confusion in the right to freedom of religion or belief / Alison Mawhinney -- Religious freedom and the law / Brenda Hale -- The role of religion in building political communities / Linda Hogan -- The interdisciplinary growth of law and religion / John Witte, Jr. -- New directions in the confluence of law and religion / Celia Kenny.
Summary: Since the early 1990s, politicians, policymakers, the media and academics have increasingly focused on religion, noting the significant increase in the number of cases involving religion. As a result, law and religion has become a specific area of study. The work of Professor Norman Doe at Cardiff University has served as a catalyst for this change, especially through the creation of the LLM in Canon Law in 1991 (the first degree of its type since the time of the Reformation) and the Centre for Law and Religion in 1998 (the first of its kind in the UK). Published to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law and to pay tribute to Professor Doe's achievements so far, this volume reflects upon the interdisciplinary development of law and religion.

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