Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Significance (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press - Religion - 247 pages
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This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North America.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Willing to Suffer Law and Religious Conscience in SeventeenthCentury England
13
Excommunicating the Governors Wife Religious Dissent in the Puritan Colonies before the Era of Rights Consciousness
29
Enlightenment and Conscience
46
Speech for the Soul Religion Conscience and Free Speech in Antebellum America
62
Jewish Nongovernmental Organizations Religious Human Rights and Public Advocacy in the Twentieth Century
77
Communal Property and Freedom of Religion Lakeside Colony of Hutterian Brethren v Hofer
97
The Doukhobor Belief in Individual Faith and Conscience and the Demands of the Secular State
117
AntiSemitism and the Growth of Rights Consciousness in Western Europe and North America
154
The Struggle to Preserve Aboriginal Spiritual Teachings and Practices
168
Expansion and Constriction of Religion The Paradox of the Indian Secular State
189
Religion and Public Education in Canada after the Charter
206
The Cultural and Religious Heritage Perspectives on the Muslim Experience
224
About the Authors
239
Index
241
Copyright

The Law and Reconstituted Christianity The Case of the Mormons
136

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John McLaren is Professor of Law at the University of Victoria. He is the editor of, most recently, Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol. 6, British Columbia and the Yukon ( with H. Foster), and Law for the Elephant, Law for the Beaver: Essays in the Legal History of the North American West (with H. Foster and C. Orloff).

Harold Coward is Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and Professor of History at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Pluralism: Challenge to World Religions and several books published by SUNY Press, among them Derrida and Indian Philosophy and, as editor, Traditional and Modern Approaches to the Environment on the Pacific Rim.

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