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Title Religion and human rights : an introduction / edited by John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Subject Human rights -- Religious aspects.
Religion and politics.
Alt Name Green, M. Christian (Martha Christian), 1968-
Witte, John, Jr., 1959-
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 392 pages) : illustrations
Summary The relationship between religion and human rights is both complex and inextricable. While most of the world's religions have supported violence, repression, and prejudice, each has also played a crucial role in the modern struggle for universal human rights. Most importantly, religions provide the essential sources and scales of dignity and responsibility, shame and respect, restraint and regret, restitution and reconciliation that a human rights regime needs to survive and flourish in any culture.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Martin E. Marty -- Introduction / John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green -- A Jewish theory of human rights / David Novak -- Christianity and human rights / Nicholas P. Wolterstorff -- Islam and human rights / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim -- Hinduism and human rights / Werner Menski -- Confucianism and human rights / Joseph C.W. Chan -- Buddhism and human rights / Sallie B. King -- Indigenous religion and human rights / Ronald Niezen -- Religion, human rights, and public reason: the role and limits of a secular rationale / David Little -- The phases and functions of freedom of conscience / Steven D. Smith -- Religion and freedom of choice / Paul M. Taylor -- Religion and freedom of expression / Carolyn Evans -- Religion, equality, and non-discrimination / Nazila Ghanea -- Religion and freedom of association / Natan Lerner -- The right to self-determination of religious communities / Johan D. van der Vyver -- Permissible limitations on the freedom of religion or belief / T. Jeremy Gunn -- The right to religious and moral freedom / Michael J. Perry -- Keeping faith: reconciling women's human rights and religion / Madhavi Sunder -- Religion and children's rights / Barbara Bennett Woodhouse -- Religion and economic, social, and cultural rights / Ingvill Thorson Plesner -- Religion and environmental rights / Willis Jenkins -- Religion, violence, and the right to peace / R. Scott Appleby -- Patterns of religion state relations / W. Cole Durham, Jr.
ISBN 9780199910175 (electronic bk.)
0199910170 (electronic bk.)
9780190258269 (electronic bk.)
0190258268 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40020079047
OCLC # 769189678
Additional Format Print version: Religion and human rights. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012 (DLC) 2011007070 (OCoLC)704907770

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