Dictionnaire du Droit des Religions
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Dictionnaire du Droit des Religions
Francis Messner, ed.
CNRS Editions 2011

Ritual slaughter, financing of worship, funerals and burials, holidays, secularism, food and clothing requirements, status of ecclesiasticall communities ... From Europe to Asia through the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, this dictionary of law and religion provides a comprehensive overview of the management of "faix religieux" by government while illuminating the relationships forged over the centuries between rights of religions and national and international law.  Written by leading French and foreign experts in religion and law  - theologians, jurists, sociologists - the articles presented here provide an overview as well as comparative perspectives and understanding of key debates and current issues of legal regulation of religious phenomena. An unparalleled work, this dictionary of law and religion is an indispensable guide to understanding current developments in religious practices and their consideration by the religious authorities and public policy in light of contemporary legal pluralism.