The Juridification of Religion?

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In Juridification of Religion? Helge Årsheim and Pamela Slotte explore the extent to which developments currently taking place at the interface between law and religion in domestic, regional and international law can be conceptualized as instances of larger, multidimensional processes of juridification. The book relies on an expansive notion of juridification, departing from the narrower sense of juridification as the gradually increasing “colonization of the lifeworld” proposed by Jürgen Habermas in his Theory of Communicative Action (1987). More specifically, the book adapts the multidimensional notion of juridification outlined by Anders Molander and Lars Christian Blichner (2008), developing it into a more context-specific notion of juridification that is attendant to the specific nature of religion as a subject matter for law.
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Biographical Note

Helge Årsheim, Ph.D. from the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo (2015). Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2019) at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo. In press: Making Religion at the United Nations, 1993-2013 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter).

Pamela Slotte, Doctor of Theology (2005), Åbo Akademi University. Associate professor (tenure track) at Åbo Akademi University and Academy Research Fellow (Academy of Finland). Recent publications include Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (ed. with M. Halme-Tuomisaari, Cambridge University Press, 2015).

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The Juridification of Religion?
 Introduction
 1 Unpacking Juridification
 2 Unpacking the Relationship between Law and Religion
 3 From Law and Religion to the Juridification of Religion
 Conclusion

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Institutes, academic libraries, public libraries, specialists, post-graduate students and practitioners of law, religious studies and theology.

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