Religious Law

Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England: a Handbook

This source provides a quick reference and accessibility to the current canon law of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. The entry for every canonical term presents its definition and the law relating to it in each canon, with cross-references throughout to help the reader make further significant connections. The appendices contain changes to the Universal law of the Roman Catholic Church that are outside the 1983 Code of Canon law.
Rhidian Jones

Catholic Legal Perspectives

This treatise introduces researchers to the basic sources of church law, then examines the church's position on multiple social issues, such as marriage, immigration, education and more.
Bill Piatt

Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence

This treatise allows English speakers to compare the positions of the major schools of Islamic Law on a number of personal, economic and social issues. Some issues covered include ritual purity, prayer, fasting and pilgrimage, as well as marriage, inheritance and legal disability.
Muhammad Razi

Halakhah: An Encyclopedia of the Law of Judaism

The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. In this comprehensive encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in a systematic and coherent structure. Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V, the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God is the main concept.
Jacob Neusner

Religion and American Law

This is written in an encyclopedic format with wide ranging entries on people, events and places relevant to religion and American law. A wide range of Supreme Court cases are examined and even entries on topics such as Sunday closing laws and religious garb include a bibliography and listing of cases.
Paul Finkelman

Religious Organizations in the United States: A Study of Identity, Liberty, and the Law

This collection of essays analyze the law of religious organizations, focusing on the treatment Federal and state constitutions give these organizations, as well as the legal structures available to these organizations. A third section focuses on some of the legal issues facing these organizations such as liability principles, taxation and employment. Health care, education and free exercise of religion finish out the treatise. A table of cases is included. Published in 2006.
James A. Serritella, ed

The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History

This historical look at the development of Islamic Law examines traditions and local culture. From the community in crisis to the development of a new community, El Shamsy examines the details.
Ahmed El Shamsy