Law, religion and love: seeking ecumenical justice for the other

"Increasingly, the modern neo-liberal world marginalises any notion of religion or spirituality, leaving little or no room for the sacred in the public sphere. While this process advances, the conservative and harmful behaviours associated with some religions and their adherents exacerbate this...

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Contributors: Babie, Paul 1966- (Editor); Savić, Vanja-Ivan (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY Routledge 2018
Series/Journal:Law and religion
Further subjects:B Religion And Law
B Other (Philosophy) Religious aspects
B Love Religious aspects
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:"Increasingly, the modern neo-liberal world marginalises any notion of religion or spirituality, leaving little or no room for the sacred in the public sphere. While this process advances, the conservative and harmful behaviours associated with some religions and their adherents exacerbate this marginalisation by driving out those who remain religious or spiritual. And all of this is seen through the lens of social science, which seems to agree that religion remains important, if not in spiritual sense, at least as a source of folklore and a means of identification: religions remain rooted in the societies from which they emerged, and the legal systems of many of those societies emerged from religious sources, even if those societies remain unwilling to admit that fact. In the modern materialistic world of conformity, religion is less a source of guidance than a label of identification. The world therefore faces two issues. First, the decreasing level of spirituality in the 'West' widens the gap between worshippers and those who have left their faith (eg agnostics and atheists, or those who look at religion as a matter of 'picking and choosing' from a range of options). And, second, the strong connections to religion which remain in many nations, but which are often misused in the secular public sphere (both in the West and internationally). In such divided worlds, both religious and secular forces tend to lock themselves into closed groupings of 'pure truth' and in so doing increase the level of disagreement, in turn producing radicalism. In short, the modern world is divided in two ways: between religious and non-religious (although some have argued that the non-religious secular is itself a form of civil religion), and between those subscribing to divergent understandings of the same religious tradition. While hyperbolic and histrionic, the term 'culture wars' nonetheless best captures what we see happening in the public sphere today. The question emerges, then: how best to accommodate the democratic principle which posits that the majority should feel that it lives in a society of its own with the human rights principle, holding that is necessary to ensure the full protection of the minority's rights? How to balance these seemingly opposed principles? We are very familiar with the differences that appear between secular and sacred in the modern world; yet, what of the similarities amongst scriptures and laws which seek to encourage mutual understanding ...
Love's law / Paul Babie and Vanja-Ivan Savić -- Understanding love : with and without God / Brett G Scharffs -- Law and love in Eden / Joshua Neoh -- Freedom, responsibility, and hope in Jewish thought / Steven H Resnicoff -- Texts of terror in the New Testament : encountering or hating the "other"? / Michael Trainor -- Weathering the storm : Shariʻa in Nigeria from the earliest times to the present / Ibrahim Haruna Hassan al-Wasewi -- From law to solidarity / Slavic Jakelić -- Love, law and the Judeo-Christian separation-individuation / Joseph E David -- From enemy to neighbour? : the Armenian issue in the Ottoman Turkey and problem of "de-victimisation" of Armenian society / Hovhannes Hovhannisyan -- Global law and global ethic / Leonard Swidler -- Freedom of expression and legal protection of religious feelings in Europe : from reconciliation to complementarity / Davor Derenčinović -- The International Forum on Religions and Democracy--a path of civic mediation for Islam in Italy : the pros and cons of integrative university education / Alessandra Gaetani -- The boundaries of religious ethics, secular ethics and law / Robert Crotty -- Imago and imitatio : perfection of the individual and society in Maimonides' theory of religious law / Raphael Dascalu -- The commandment of love in family law / Dubravka Hrabar
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1138684562