Religion, Authority, and the State: From Constantine to the Contemporary World
July 27, 2016
Edited by Leo Lefebure, this volume explores the conflictual relationship between religions and government that has followed Constantine's grant of freedom of religion to Christians. Contributors discuss its dynamics across a range of countries and religions, and the book specifically addresses discrepancies between legal protections found in constitutions and actual government practice with regard to religion-state relations. The book is part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue series from Palgrave Macmillan.