Journal article

RELIGION AND THE LAW OF CHARITY: A LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE

Matthew Harding

Journal of Law and Religion | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2014

Abstract

AbstractThis article considers the treatment of religious purposes in charity law from a liberal perspective informed by the work of the political philosopher Joseph Raz. The article begins by describing briefly the main ideas in Razian liberalism. It then considers the key question when thinking from a Razian perspective about the treatment of religious purposes in charity law: To what extent does the state's promotion of religious purposes via charity law promote the conditions of autonomy? Finally, the article considers the practical reasoning of state officials who deliberate about religious purposes in the charity law setting, asking to what extent such reasoning meets an ideal of publi..

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