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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Covenantal Rightsby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Covenantal Rights is a groundbreaking work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish thought. David Novak pursues these aims by presenting a theory of... more...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings. On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...

  • Women and Jewish Lawby Rachel Biale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview... more...

  • Refugee Status in Islamby Arafat Madi Shoukri

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    What are the views, principles and regulations of the Islamic tradition concerning refugee status? Are there any similarities between the Islamic tradition relating to the laws of aman (safe conduct) and the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the status of refugees? In this book, Arafat Shoukri delves into fifteen centuries of Arab and Islamic history... more...

  • Islam, Law and Identityby Marinos Diamantides; Adam Gearey

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.99

    Islam, Law and Identity  brings together a range of Muslim and non Muslim scholars in order to focus on recent debates about the nature of sacred and secular law. more...

  • Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Churchby Will Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences not... more...

  • Islamic Divorce in North Americaby Julie Macfarlane

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Policy-makers and the public are increasingly attentive to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, with negative associations and public fears growing among their non-Muslim neighbors in the United States and Canada. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in their observance of Muslim marriage... more...

  • Economic Morality and Jewish Lawby Aaron Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action... more...

  • Abu Hanifahby Mohammed Akram Nadwi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.50

    Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law more...

  • Religious Pluralism and Islamic Lawby Anver M. Emon

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    The question of tolerance and Islam is not a new one. Polemicists are certain that Islam is not a tolerant religion. As evidence they point to the rules governing the treatment of non-Muslim permanent residents in Muslim lands, namely the dhimmi rules that are at the center of this study. These rules, when read in isolation, are certainly discriminatory... more...