This September, Ashgate Pub. Co. will publish Law and Religion, an Overview by Silvio Ferrari (University of Milan) and Rinaldo Cristofori (University of Milan). This is the first in a very useful four-volume set by these authors. We previously noted Volume II (“Freedom of Religion and Belief”) and here is Volume III (“Religion in the Public Space”) and Volume IV (“Current Issues in Law and Religion”). The publisher’s description follows.

The focus of this volume is on the historical and geographical elements of law and religion. The first part delineates and analyzes the relation between church and state from the Gregorian Revolution to the human rights era and gives a sense of the evolution of the church and state relationship, whilst the second part explores law and religion issues around the world. The volume redresses the tendency towards a western-centric approach in the discipline by including essays from regional experts which present local approaches to law and religion in Asia, Africa, and South America. The collection is unique in that it brings together wide-ranging case studies and out-of-print papers and is an important resource for established and new scholars in the field.

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