Law and religion: religion and death in the common law

Prue Vines, Rosalind F. Croucher

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and religion
Subtitle of host publicationGod, the state and common law
Place of PublicationLondon, UK; New York, USA
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780415343534
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in religion


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