The Resource Representing God : Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England, Méadhbh McIvor

Representing God : Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England, Méadhbh McIvor

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Representing God : Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England
Title
Representing God
Title remainder
Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England
Statement of responsibility
Méadhbh McIvor
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A multifaceted exploration of how evangelical politico-legal activism in England is contributing to the secularizing forces it seeks to challengeOver the past two decades, a growing number of Christians in England have gone to court to enforce their right to religious liberty. Funded by conservative lobby groups and influenced by the legal strategies of their American peers, these claimants-registrars who conscientiously object to performing the marriages of same-sex couples, say, or employees asking for exceptions to uniform policies that forbid visible crucifixes-highlight the uneasy truce between law and religion in a country that maintains an established Church but is wary of public displays of religious conviction.Representing God charts the changing place of public Christianity in England through the rise of Christian political activism and litigation. Based on two years of fieldwork split between a conservative Christian lobby group and a conservative evangelical church, Méadhbh McIvor explores the ideas and contested reception of this ostensibly American-inspired legal rhetoric. She argues that legal challenges aimed at protecting "Christian values" ultimately jeopardize those values, as moralities woven into the fabric of English national life are filtered from their "idian context and rebranded as the niche interests of a cultural minority. By framing certain moral practices as specifically Christian, these activists present their religious convictions as something increasingly set apart from broader English culture, thereby hastening the secularization they seek to counter.Representing God offers a unique look at how Christian politico-legal activism in England simultaneously responds to and constitutes the religious life of a nation
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DE-B1597
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McIvor, Méadhbh
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other
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Language note
In English
LC call number
KD4100
LC item number
.M35 2020
Nature of contents
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and law
  • Anna Su
  • Article 9 ECHR
  • Biblically inflected speech
  • Christ Church
  • Christian Concern
  • Christian Legal Centre
  • Christian theology
  • ECHR
  • English law
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Exporting Freedom
  • Human Rights Act of 1998
  • Religious Difference in a Secular Age
  • Saba Mahmood
  • Susan Friend Harding;The Book of Jerry Falwell;Straight to Jesus;Tanya Erzen;Omri Elisha;Moral Ambition;God's Agents;Matthew Engelke;secular law;activist-minded Christians;Anna Strhan;Aliens and Strangers?;Andrea Hatcher;The Religious and Political Identities of British Evangelicals;Ronald Niezen;theology and law;English Christianity;Christian activism;Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law;European Christians;human rights witnessing;Praying for Justice;Carol Greenhouse;conservative Christians;conservative Christian communities;Serving the World;Vincent Crapanzano;American Christianity;American law;legal activists;religious freedom;antidiscrimination;lived religion;state control;The Law and the Prophets;church-state relations;Stephen Chapman;Winnifred Fallers Sullivan;The Impossibility of Religious Freedom;legal religion;Elizabeth Shakman Hurd;Beyond Religious Freedom
  • conservative Protestants
  • evangelicalism
  • hostile state
  • hostile world thesis
  • human rights law
  • lobby groups
  • passive accommodation
  • prescriptive regulation
  • public Christianity
  • religious jewelry
  • religious liberty
  • religious organizations
  • religious organizing
  • secularization
  • social movements
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
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specialized
Label
Representing God : Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England, Méadhbh McIvor
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter five. Communicative Doubt
  • Conclusion: Good Things Worth Sharing?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Palm Fronds in the Public Square
  • Chapter one. Confronting a Hostile World
  • Chapter two. Grace and Law
  • Chapter three. Broken Cisterns
  • Chapter four. Getting Rights 'Right'
Extent
1 online resource (200 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691211619
Lccn
2020942223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691211619
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)551326
  • (DE-B1597)9780691211619
Label
Representing God : Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England, Méadhbh McIvor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter five. Communicative Doubt
  • Conclusion: Good Things Worth Sharing?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Palm Fronds in the Public Square
  • Chapter one. Confronting a Hostile World
  • Chapter two. Grace and Law
  • Chapter three. Broken Cisterns
  • Chapter four. Getting Rights 'Right'
Extent
1 online resource (200 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691211619
Lccn
2020942223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691211619
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)551326
  • (DE-B1597)9780691211619

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