Church and State in 21st Century Britain: The Future of Church Establishment

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorRobert Morris

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Granted that it originated in the geopolitics of the late seventeenth century, what should now be the relationship of the established Church of England with a British state at once more secular and plurally religious? What are the implications for the Crown, the legislature, other religions and the Church itself? This study explains current arrangements not only in England but also in Scotland and--with special emphasis on Scandinavia--the rest of the EU, and ventures some future scenarios.

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Granted that it originated in the geopolitics of the late seventeenth century, what should now be the relationship of the established Church of England with a British state at once more secular and plurally religious? What are the implications for the Crown, the legislature, other religions and the Church itself? This study explains cu...

ROBERT MORRIS is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Constitution Unit at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.82 × 5.62 × 0.86 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023055511X

ISBN - 13:9780230555112

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Introduction * PART I--BACKGROUND * Development of Establishment in England 1800-2007 * Disestablishment in Ireland and Wales * Church of England Inquiries in the 20th century * PART II--PRESENT LAW AND PRACTICE * Monarchy, Legislature, Executive and Judiciary * Finance, Including Chaplaincies * Faith Schools in England * PART III--REVIEWING THE PRESENT STATE * Christian Reflections * The Position of Non-Christian Religions * Non-Religious Positions * PART IV--OTHER EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE * Scotland * Scandinavia * Public Authorities and Religious Denominations in Italy and Spain * PART V--LOOKING AHEAD * Options for Development in England * Perspectives from within the Church of England * Church and State/Religion and Government in England in 2018 * Appendix: Church and State in the European Union