The right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in international human rights documents, is unique in its formulation in that it provides protection for the enjoyment of the rights "in community with others". This book explores the notion of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief with a view to advance the protection of this right.
The book considers Turkey which provides a useful test case where both the domestic legislation can be assessed against international standards, while at the same time lessons can be drawn for the improvement of the standard of international review of the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief. The book asks two main questions: what is the scope and nature of protection afforded to the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in international law, and, secondly, how does the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in Turkey compare and contrast to international standards? In doing so it seeks to identify how the standard of international review of the collective dimension of freedom of religion can be improved.
This book provides an account of Greek national religion and its decay. The following subjects are covered: Minoan-Mycenaean religion and its survival in Greek religion; Origins of Greek mythology; Primitive belief and ritual; Gods of nature and of human life; The Homeric anthropomorphism and rationalism; Legalism and mysticism; The civic religion; The religion of the cultured classes and the religion of the peasants.
When researching the fascinating religions of ancient Rome, Reville's study is frequently found. Affording a thorough introduction to Roman religious society of the third century from the stoicism of Marcus Aurelius to the syncretism of Severus, Reville offers insight on every page. Syncretism dominates his discussion of the first half of the third century. Moving on to the religious reform under the Severides, Reville demonstrates the Neopythagorean aspect of the reformation. Yielding lasting results, this study of ancient religion will be welcomed by eager readers interested in the history of religions.
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