Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives, Volume 1

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John (jurista) Witte, Johan David Van der Vyver, Van der Vyver, J. D.
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Feb 9, 1996 - Political Science - 597 pages
The sacred texts and legal traditions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have contributed much to the cultivation and violation of religious human rights around the world - particularly of women, children, and dissidents. Desmond Tutu, Martin Marty, and twenty leading scholars offer an authoritative assessment of these contributions, and challenge peoples of all faiths to adopt golden rules of religious liberty'. This volume and its companion "Religious Human Rights in Global" "Perspective: Legal Perspectives" are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.
 

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Contents

Religious Dimensions of Human Rights
1
An Historical Perspective
17
Human Rights and Biblical Legal Thought
47
Religious Rights and Christian Texts
65
A Christian Case Study
97
Human Rights in the Church
121
Thinking About Women Christianity and Rights
143
The Religious Rights of Children
157
A Right with a Purpose
323
Islamic Foundations of Religious Human Rights
337
Rights of Women Within Islamic Communities
361
The Treatment of Religious Dissidents
387
An Apologia for Religious Human Rights
455
A Theological Apologetic
485
Religious and Cultural Rights
517
Bibliography of Books and Articles Cited
539

Religious Human Rights in Judaic Texts
175
A Case Study
235
Women in Judaism From the Perspective of Human Rights
295
Biographical Sketches of Contributors
571
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