This title was first published in 2001. Worlds Colliding argues that the prevailing worldview held by those in positions of power in Western government sets the bounds for religious tolerance.Â It explores the degree to which a modern liberal state will allow a counter-cultural community the freedom to live according to its concept of the good life.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Conservative Christianity; Liberalism and the Wellington worldview; A model of engagement. Human rights; The family and the challenge of children’s rights; Religious upbringing; Corporal punishment; Church autonomy and gay clergy; Challenging same-sex marriage. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
'Worlds Colliding offers a thoughtful, courteous and highly readable exposition of a topic fraught with discord.' Law Society Journal ’...interesting and thought-provoking analysis...of great interest to both international and domestic human rights scholars...highly recommended to family lawyers for the insight it provides into the difficulties faced by legislators and judges...’ International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family ’Worlds Colliding is erudite and neatly written. It has a theoretical core, plenty of practical examples and is well worth reading.’ Journal of Church and State ’...this stimulating volume...is written with a lucidity and breadth of scope which make it easily accessible to non-specialists...This is a fascinating and extremely relevant book.’ Reality ’...Worlds Colliding has much to offer both Christians and lawyers...’ Ecclesiastical Law Journal 'The author...succeeds in presenting both sides of the argument with great skill....it cannot be denied that the author raises interesting questions about the rights of minorities within a secularized society.' The Edinburgh Law Review