This chapter considers the relationship between law and religion as it effects death. It is a story told through the lens of the common law. It considers the court structures and doctrines from an historical perspective which managed death in the guise of handling the deceased's property. It then considers present-day issues associated with death and the corpse itself.
|Title of host publication||Law and religion|
|Subtitle of host publication||God, the state and common law|
|Place of Publication||London, UK; New York, USA|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Name||Routledge studies in religion|