Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective (edited by Gerhard Robbers)

Church Autonomy: A Comparative Perspective 
Gerhard Robbers, Editor
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2001

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Table of Contents (click titles to access the documents)

  1. Religious and Philosophical Norms in Constitutions of Germany and the United States — Edward M. Andries
  2. Defining “Church” in American Law — Michael Ariens
  3. Religious Liberty and Church Autonomy in the Netherlands — Sophie C. van Bijsterveld
  4. Church Autonomy in Germany — Axel Freiherr von Campenhausen
  5. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Ireland: A Preliminary Report — James Casey
  6. Constitutional Protections for Church Autonomy: A Practioner’s View — Mark E. Chopko
  7. The Varieties of Religious Autonomy — Perry Dane
  8. The American System of Church-State Relations (and its Bearing on Church Autonomy) — Carl H. Esbeck
  9. Religious Autonomy and the Exemption of Religious Organizations from Federal Taxation in the United States — Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr.
  10. Towards an LDS Understanding of Church Autonomy — Frederick Mark Gedicks
  11. Church Autonomy in the United Kingdom — Mark Hill  
  12. Church Autonomy in Estonia — Merilin Kiviorg 
  13. Five Models of Church Autonomy: An Historical Look at Religious Liberty under the United States Constitution — Kurt T. Lash
  14. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Italy — Gianni Long
  15. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Spain — Javier Martínez-Torrón 
  16. Autonomy of the Church and Freedom of Religion in Poland — Piotr Mazurkiewicz 
  17. Church Autonomy in Europe — Roland Minnerath  
  18. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Denmark — Viggo Mortensen
  19. State Constitutions and the Autonomy of Religious Institutions — Craig B. Mousin
  20. Religious Self-Administration in the Hellenic Republic — Charalambos K. Papastathis 
  21. State and Church in Luxembourg — Alexis Pauly  
  22. State Church and Church Autonomy in Norway — Ingvill Thorson Plesner 
  23. Church Autonomy in Kazakhstan — Roman Podoprigora  
  24. Caritas in Spain: Its Evolution and Volunteers — Almudena Rodríguez Moya 
  25. Church Autonomy in the Russian Federation — Peter Roudik  
  26. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty in Switzerland — Gregor A. Rutz  
  27. Church Autonomy and Religious Liberty: National Report on Hungary — Balázs Schanda 
  28. Church Autonomy in Austria — Brigitte Schinkele  
  29. Project of Law on Religious Freedom — José de Sousa e Brito  
  30. Church Autonomy in Belgium — Rik Torfs  
  31. Church Autonomy in the Czech Republic — Jiří Rajmund Tretera  
  32. Sphere Sovereignty of Religious Institutions: A Contemporary Calvinistic Theory of Church-State Relations — Johan D. van der Vyver  
  33. The Right to Autonomy in Religious Affairs: A Comparative View — W. Cole Durham, Jr.  [Appendix]