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Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Kristine Kalanges


This book argues that differences between Western and Islamic legal formulations of religious freedom are attributable, in substantial part, to variations in their respective religious and intellectual histories. The book suggests that while divergence between the two bodies of law challenges the characterization of religious liberty as a universal human right, the “dilemma of religious freedom”—the difficult choice between the universality of religious liberty rights and peaceful co-existence of diverse legal cultures—may yet be transformed through the cultivation of a world legal tradition. ... More

Keywords: Western legal formulations, Islamic legal formulations, religious freedom, religious liberty, universal human right, legal tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199859467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristine Kalanges, author