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Faith and Law: how religious traditions from Calvinism to Islam view American law

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The relationship between religion and the law is a hot-button topic in America, with the courts, Congress, journalists, and others engaging in animated debates on what influence, if any, the former should have on the latter. Many of these discussions are dominated by the legal perspective, which views religion as a threat to the law; it is rare to hear how various religions in America view American law, even though most religions have distinct views on law.

In Faith and Law, legal scholars from sixteen different religious traditions contend that religious discourse has an important function in the making, practice, and adjudication of American law, not least because our laws rest upon a framework of religious values. The book includes faiths that have traditionally had an impact on American law, as well as new immigrant faiths that are likely to have a growing influence. Each contributor describes how his or her tradition views law and addresses one legal issue from that perspective. Topics include abortion, gay rights, euthanasia, immigrant rights, and blasphemy and free speech.

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table_of_contents "Go down, Moses!": law through the eyes of the African-American religious tradition /, Anabaptist law schools /, Augustine and law /, Catholic social thought and immigration /, Enhancing democracy, respecting religion: a dialogue on Islamic values and freedom of speech /, Evangelicals, law, and abortion /, Footings of Mormon conceptions of law: vantage points for understanding constitutional law and the law of religious freedom /, Hindu perspective on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide /, Interdependence and victim compensation: views from Buddhist Tibet and post-9/11 United States /, Lutheran perspective on legal ethics /, Neo-Calvinism and science: a Christian perspective on post-Daubert law/science relations /, Reason, freedom, and apocalyptic vision: Churches of Christ and the practice and teaching of law /, Reform Judaism, Bʼtzelem Ehlohim, and gay rights /, Self-incrimination in Jewish law, with application to the American legal system /, Sovereign states? The state of the question from a Catholic perspective /, Toleration and dogmatism: the contribution of Baptists to law /
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