Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law by Kristine Kalanges

Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

byKristine Kalanges

Hardcover | March 7, 2012

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In Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law: Toward a World Legal Tradition, Kristine Kalanges argues that differences between Western and Islamic legal formulations of religious freedom are attributable, in substantial part, to variations in their respective religious and intellectualhistories. Kalanges suggests that while divergence between the two bodies of law challenges the characterization of religious liberty as a universal human right, the "dilemma of religious freedom" - the difficult choice between the universality of religious liberty rights and peaceful co-existenceof diverse legal cultures - may yet be transformed through the cultivation of a world legal tradition. This argument is advanced through comparative analysis of human rights instruments from the Western and Muslim worlds, with attention to the legal-political processes by which religious andphilosophical ideas have been institutionalized.

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Kristine Kalanges is Assistant Professor of Justice, Law and Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She holds a JD from Yale Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy, and a PhD from Georgetown University, where she was a Graduate Fellow in International Relations. P...

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Title:Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Theological and Philosophical Origins of Religious Liberty in the U.S. Constitution3. Religious Liberty in International Human Rights Law4. Religious Liberty and Shari'a5. Between Religion and Law: Politics as an Intervening Variable6. Religious Liberty in Islamic International Law7. Religious Liberty in Islamic International Law