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Comparative Religious Law


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Preface; Table of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The laws: communities, sources and functions; 2. The faithful: status, duties and rights; 3. The faith leaders: appointment and functions: 4. The governance of communities: institutions and officers; 5. The resolution of disputes: courts and tribunals; 6. The faith, worship and education; 7. The rites of passage; 8. The family, marriage and children; 9. The property and finance of the faith community; 10. The religion, state and society; Conclusion; Appendix: toward a charter of Abrahamic law; Bibliography: primary sources 1. Jewish materials; 2. Christian materials; 3. Islamic materials; 4. The law of the state: parliamentary legislation, secondary legislation, judicial decisions, charity commission; Secondary sources; Index.

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Compares the modern legal instruments of Jewish, Christian and Muslim organisations in light of their historical religious laws.

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Norman Doe is a professor at Cardiff University Law School. He studied at Cardiff University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford, and is a barrister. His degrees include a Ph.D. (Cambridge), D.CL. (Lambeth) and LL.D. (Cambridge). His books include Fundamental Authority in Late Medieval English Law (Cambridge, 1991), Canon Law in the Anglican Communion (1998), Law and Religion in Europe (2011), and Christian Law (Cambridge, 2013). A visiting professor at Paris University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, he was a visiting fellow at Trinity College, Oxford (2011), visiting scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (2015), and visiting fellow at Jesus College, Oxford (2018) and acted as a consultant on canon law to the Anglican Communion, served on the Lambeth Commission (2003-04), and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Bangor. He is director of the LL.M. in Canon Law at Cardiff University.

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