This module explores the relationship of law and religion and how law deals with religion. It also covers theoretical material from non-legal writing and, as relevant, comparative material. The course explores what religion is and how it is theorised. It covers historical material drawing links between dominant legal cultures and religion . It explores how secularisation has been variedly theorised. It includes discussion of legal responses to religious claims and how different religions are positioned or treated by the dominant legal order and public sphere.
3,000-4,000 word essay