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Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Hardcover)

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The rights of religious institutions have become the subject of significant public controversy. Houses of worship have claimed they should be free from anti-discrimination laws in hiring and firing ministers and other employees. Faith-based institutions, including hospitals and universities, have sought exemptions from requirements to provide contraception. Now, in the most surprising development, for-profit corporations have succeeded in asserting rights to religious free exercise.The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty explores the "new religious institutionalism" movement or "corporate turn" in law and religion. Drawing on a broad range of historical, religious, philosophical, and legal perspectives, this book examines the idea of libertas ecclesiae (freedom of the church), the foundations of corporate personality, and tackles the question of whether for-profit corporations should be entitled to religious exemptions. With cutting edge scholarship from top contributors in the field, this book explores the implications of the Supreme Court's landmark decision inBurwellv. Hobby Lobby, and discusses its impact on anti-discrimination law, same-sex marriage, health care, and religious freedom.
Number of Pages: 491
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2016
TCIN: 52146148
UPC: 9780190262525
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-9541
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