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The rise of litigious religion: courts and the generation of religious publicity

McIvor, Méadhbh (2016) The rise of litigious religion: courts and the generation of religious publicity. Religion and the public Sphere (01 Aug 2016). Website.

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Religiously-motivated litigation – or “religitigation” – is on the rise in the UK. These cases, many of which pit religious freedom against sexual equality, often captivate the public imagination, highlighting the uneasy truce between law and religion in a country which maintains an established Church but is wary of those looking to ‘do God’ in public. Here Méadhbh McIvor argues that winning in court is not the most important consideration to these Christian activists. Rather, it is the opportunity courts give to broadcast their Christian faith that is central. Religious litigation then is not just an example of public religion but also a means of garnering religious publicity.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 09:00
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 23:22

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