Religion and Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures

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Rights were once thought to derive from the God-given nature of man. But today human rights and religion are sometimes in conflict. The universal claims made for rights can put them at odds with the revealed truths from which religions derive their authority. Many people's sense of human worth and dignity nevertheless depends on recognising the divine in each of us. Where rights and revelation diverge, how can the differences be negotiated? How should we measure individual claims to freedom against the demands of religious communities and traditions? For believer and unbeliever alike, the influence of faith in contemporary experience is undeniable. This volume seeks to explore the alliances and discords. In this volume, eminent theologians and anthropologists set out the terms of religion's holds on its own truths, while historians, philosophers, and activists set out their vision for a society in which the competing truths must be accommodated not peacefully but without violence. Their respondents join the debate with fierce conviction, indicating their doubts and concerns in relation to the often compatible but sometimes competing claims of religion and rights.

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"The Religion and rights anthology, edited by Wes Williams, is thus, first and foremost, a contribution to a growing literature on religion and human rights."


"...thought-provoking set of essays on religion and rights."


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Wes Williams is University Lecturer in French at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall

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