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Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels – Religious Arbitration in America and the West - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West

Michael J. Broyde


This book explores the rise of private arbitration in religious and other values-oriented communities, and it argues that secular societies should use secular legal frameworks to facilitate, enforce, and regulate religious arbitration, including those from Rabbinical Courts, Sharia Tribunals, and any faith-based arbitration tribunals. It covers the history of religious arbitration, the kinds of faith-based dispute resolution models currently in use, how the law should perceive them, and what the role of religious arbitration in the United States should be. Part I examines why religious individ ... More

Keywords: religious arbitration, Rabbinical Court, Sharia Tribunals, faith-based arbitration, pluralistic democracy, Federal Arbitration Act, divorce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190640286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190640286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Broyde, author
Professor of Law, and a senior fellow at The Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law