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Much has been written on specific religious legal systems, yet substantial comparative studies that strive to compare systems, identifying their analogies and differences, have been relatively few. This absence undermines the capacity to understand religions and becomes particularly serious when the faithful of these religions live together in the same geographical space, as happens today with increasing frequency. Both interreligious dialogue and dialogue between States and religions presuppose a set of data and information that only comparative research can provide. This book seeks to address this gap in the literature by presenting a comparative analysis of Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu laws and traditions. Divided into five parts, the first part of the book offers the historical background for the legal analysis that is developed in the subsequent parts. Part II deals with the sources of law in the four religions under discussion. Part III addresses the dynamics of belonging and status, and Part IV looks at issues relating to the conclusion of marriage and its dissolution. The fifth and final part discusses how each religion views the legal other. Each part concludes with exploring what we can learn from a comparative examination of the topic that is dealt with in that part. Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents a clear and comprehensive picture of key religious legal systems along with a substantial bibliography. It provides a state of the art overview of scholarship in this area accompanied by a critical evaluation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction : religious laws and their comparison - theoretical and methodological issues / Rossella Bottoni, Silvio Ferrari, Russell Sandberg The Jewish tradition : a history / Joseph E. David The Christian tradition : a history / Kenneth Pennington The Islamic tradition : a history / Knut S. Vikør The Hindu tradition : a history / Domenico Francavilla Comparative remarks : a history of religious laws / John Tolan Jewish law : the sources / Joseph E. David Christian law : the sources / Burkhard J. Berkmann Islamic law : the sources / Knut S. Vikør Hindu law : the sources / Domenico Francavilla Comparative remarks : the sources of religious laws / Gary F. Bell Jewish law : dynamics of belonging and status / Suzanne Last Stone Christian law : dynamics of belonging and status / Norman Doe Islamic law : dynamics of belonging and status / Anver M. Emon Hindu law : dynamics of belonging and status / Werner Menski, Kalindi Kokal Comparative remarks : religious laws and dynamics of belonging and status / Francis Messner Jewish law : marriage / Elimelech Westreich, Avishalom Westreich Christian law : marriage / Agustín Motilla Islamic law : marriage / Roberta Aluffi Hindu law : marriage / Werner Menski, Gopika Solanki Comparative remarks : religious laws and marriage / Yüksel Sezgin Jewish law perspectives : the legal other / Suzanne Last Stone Christian law perspectives : the legal other / Norman Doe Islamic law perspectives : the legal other / Anver M. Emon Hindu law perspectives : the legal other / Werner Menski, Zoe Headley Comparative remarks : religious laws and the legal other / Adam B. Seligman.
KB197 .R68 2019
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.