This book offers the first modern systematic account of the law that applies to religious bodies. It sets the modern law in its historical context, and examines the major controversies relating to the legal control of religious practice, including faith schools, faith-based welfare provision, and the human rights law protecting religious freedom.
Julian Rivers (Professor of Jurisprudence at the School of Law University of Bristol)
Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
01 August 2010
Professional and scholarly
Professional & Vocational
A / AS level
Further / Higher Education
1. The Changing Law of Church and State ; 2. The Human Rights of Religious Associations ; 3. The Constitution of Religious Bodies ; 4. Ministers of Religion ; 5. Public Religion ; 6. Regulated Rites ; 7. Chaplaincies ; 8. Faith Schools ; 9. Faith-Based Welfare ; 10. Access to Public Discourse ; 11. In Search of Principle
Julian Rivers studied law at the Universities of Cambridge and Goettingen before being appointed a lecturer at the University of Bristol. He was appointed Professor of Jurisprudence in 2007.
Reviews for The Law of Organized Religions: Between Establishment and Secularism
...a coherant, reasoned narrative plotting a course with clarity, precision and sensitivity over a subject which will animate jurists, ecclesiologists, sociologists, politicians and readers of the Daily Mail for many years to come. * Professor Mark Hill QC, Cardiff University * Rivers' discussion...will form an invaluable primary source, giving not only the law's history, but also the trajectory which it has taken in moving between Establishment and Secularism. * ASIL * In this important new text Professor Rivers seeks to undertake a systemiatic study of English law as it applies to organized religion, and in the process has produced a meticulously researched and insightful text which will be of great value to students, scholars and legal practitioners working in the field of law and religion. * Peter Edge, Cambridge Law Journal *