Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives
Coeditor, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives (Dordrecht/London/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996) (with Johan D. van der Vyver) (Abridged Chinese translation by Paul Liu, 2013)
The legal traditions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have contributed much to the cultivation and violation of religious human rights around the world. In this volume--Desmond Tutu, Martin Marty, and twenty leading scholars offer an authoritative assessment of these contributions and challenge people of all faiths to adopt "golden rules of religious liberty."
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“This handsomely-produced two volume compilation is probably the most substantial and wide-ranging treatment of the theme of religious human rights currently available. Its purpose is to explore, not religious foundations for human rights in general, but religious theories of one particular class of human rights, namely rights to religious liberty. It deserves to find a place on the shelves of any library of Christian ethics, comparative religion, law and politics. The scholarly apparatus alone – eighty pages of bibliography and fifty pages of index – makes it a valuable reference text, and the lists of contributors read like a roll-call of many leading participants in the contemporary debate on religious liberty. But quantity is amply matched with quality: a high standard of writing is maintained across all forty-two chapters. The volumes are a product of a project on religion, democracy, and human rights, sponsored by Emory University’s “Law and Religion Program,” now established as a leading international center of excellence on this and related themes.”
-- Jonathan Chaplin, Journal of Law and Religion