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Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England

Méadhbh McIvor


Over 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. This book c ... More

Keywords: evangelical activism, Christians, religious liberty, religious conviction, public Christianity, England, Christian political activism, legal challenges, Christian values, secularization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691193632
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691193632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Méadhbh McIvor, author
University of Oxford