Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives
W. Cole Durham, Jr., and Brett G. Scharffs
Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2010
A casebook developed for use in English-speaking law-school courses, Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives is dynamic combination of international and domestic materials, designed to stimulate discussion of familiar and sensitive issues of conflict and debate in a global context. This unique work offers a new paradigm for studying law and religion in response to the forces of globalization and an increased international focus on religion. Combined with the groundbreaking work of the European Court of Human Rights and the work on religious freedom issues being done by other courts worldwide, these factors produce conditions that throw a new light upon many of the distinctive features of the U.S. legal system.
To deal with such an extensive and dynamic subject matter, the authors and editors of the Casebook have produced a Web Supplement containing resources impossible to include in the single volume, as well as teaching modules and “country threads” giving national, cultural, and language-specific perspectives. The Web Supplement has been released in preliminary form. Still in progress is a Teacher’s Manual to accompany the work.