Human Rights and the Impact of Religion (Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights 3)

Human Rights and the Impact of Religion (Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights 3)

By: Hans-Georg Ziebertz (editor), Johannes A. van der Ven (editor)Paperback

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This volume is about the impact of religion (beliefs and practices) on attitudes towards human rights of the first, second and third generation. The first four papers about the impact of Lutheranism, Calvinism, Catholicism and Islam are historical and theoretical of character. The six other papers are based on empirical research in England and Wales, Germany, Turkey, India, Norway and on comparative empirical research in six North-West European countries. From both groups of articles it appears that `the' impact of religion does not exist. In varying historical periods and contexts various religions, c.q. religious denominations, have various effects on attitudes towards human rights, i.e. positive effects (+), ambivalent effects (+/-), no effects (0), and negative effects (� ). Contributors include: Francis-Vincent Anthony, Pal Ketil Botvar, Selim Eren, Leslie Francis, UEzejir Ok, Ruud Peters, Marion Reindl, Mandy Robbins, Rik Torfs, Johannes (Hans) van der Ven, John Witte Jr., Hans-Georg Ziebertz

About Author

Johannes A. (Hans) van der Ven, PhD Nijmegen 1973, Honorary Doctor Lund 1998, is research associate for religion and human rights in the department of political philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He publishes extensively on religion and human rights in a theoretical and empirical perspective including Human Rights or Religious Rules?, Brill, Leiden 2010. Hans-Georg Ziebertz, PhD theol. 1990 Nijmegen, PhD rer.soc Tubingen 1993, is holding the chair of Practical Theology /Religious Education at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. Recently he published books on Youth in Europe, Gender in Islam and Christianity, and on Religion and Human Rights (Menschenrechte, Christentum und Islam, LIT, Munster 2010).


Introduction ... 1 Johannes A. van der Ven and Hans-Georg Ziebertz Between Sanctity and Depravity: Human Dignity and Human Rights in Classical Lutheran Perspective ... 9 ohn Witte Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations ... 25 John Witte Human Rights in the History of the Roman Catholic Church ... 55 Rik Torfs (In)compatibility of Religion and Human Rights: The Case of Islam ... 75 Ruud Peters Religion, Personality and Human Rights: An Empirical Study among Adolescents in England and Wales Distinguishing between Religious Identity and Textual Authority among Christians and Muslims ... 97 Leslie J. Francis and Mandy Robbins Religion and Attitudes towards Euthanasia and Abortion. An Empirical Study among Young Christians and Muslims in Germany ... 119 Hans-Georg Ziebertz and Marion Reindl Attitudes towards Human Rights and Religiosity: A Case of Turkish Adolescents ... 145 UEzeyir Ok and Selim Eren Towards a Legitimate Role of Religion in the Domain of Socioeconomic Rights. An Empirical Study among Adolescents in North West European countries ... 165 Johannes A. van der Ven Public Significance of Religion with regard to Socioeconomic Rights in the Multireligious Context of Tamil Nadu, India ... 203 Francis-Vincent Anthony Religion and Attitudes towards Socioeconomic Human Rights. An Empirical Study of Young Adults in Norway ... 243 Pal Ketil Botvar List of Contributors ... 263 Index ... xx

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  • ISBN13: 9789004251359
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
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  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 9004251359

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