Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions is the third volume in a series of books initiated by INFORM devoted to the issue of minority religions and law. (INFORM is an independent educational charity based in London that focuses on minority religions and sects.) As co-editor Eileen Barker puts it, previous volumes published in the series have mainly concentrated on the place of minority religions in various political and legal contexts, while this latest book focuses on the way minority religions have reacted to the law. This volume enlarges research into minority religions by considering the wider picture of religion, law, and politics, particularly by providing the perspectives of minority religions to these social institutions and interactions with them. The editors have expanded the circle of contributors by inviting not only scholars from various disciplines—such as sociologists, anthropologists, lawyers—but other professionals as well as the members of minority religions. In...

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