A new book by Dr Alex Deagon (pictured above), A Principled Framework for the Autonomy of Religious Communities, was published recently.
About the book
Building on From Violence to Peace: Theology, Law and Community (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2017), A Principled Framework for the Autonomy of Religious Communities engages in a theological critique of the legal frameworks and theoretical approaches of Australia, the US and England to create a peaceful coexistence of difference which supports both religious freedom and equality.
It develops a new framework for reconciling religious freedom and discrimination in Western liberal democracies and presents a unique approach to practically supporting both religious freedom and equality as fundamentally important objectives which promote more compassionate and cohesive communities.
The book applies the idea of peaceful coexistence of difference by assuming the dignity and goodwill of different people and perspectives, and proceeds upon shared virtues such as love which are affirmed by all.
A Principled Framework for the Autonomy of Religious Communities is available now in Hardback and as an EBook from Bloomsbury.
About Alex Deagon
Alex is a Senior Lecturer in the QUT School of Law. He has international research expertise in Theories of Law, Law and Theology, Law and Religion and Freedom of Religion, and is the founding co-editor of the Australian Journal of Law and Religion. He has been engaged by an International Research Foundation to evaluate the quality, impact and standing of religious freedom research, acts as an expert assessor for the Australian Research Council, and has been an external examiner for PhD and Masters research in this and related areas.
He has been published in many prestigious national and international journals including Law, Culture and the Humanities, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, Cambridge Journal of Law and Religion, Political Theology, Melbourne University Law Review, University of New South Wales Law Journal, and Federal Law Review.
You can find out more about Alex and his research on his QUT staff profile.