The tension between religion and secularism within the field of human rights is a popular topic in contemporary international legal scholarship. In the first section of the chapter, I map the arguments between Christianity, Islam and liberal secular perspectives: on the one hand, exploring the different styles of treatment available within scholarship, and on the other hand, demonstrating how they bear a constitutive relationship to each other that reveals a common aesthetic sensibility and set of disciplinary assumptions among concerned scholars. Whatever differences exist in the texts, the paper seeks to show that authors only tend to produce four varieties of argument around the rhetorical trope law/religion/secularism, and that each of these four varieties are dependent upon their seemingly antagonistic counterparts.
|Title of host publication||International Law and Religion|
|Subtitle of host publication||Historical and Contemporary Perspectives|
|Editors||Martti Koskenniemi, Monica Garcia-Salmones Rovira, Paolo Amorosa|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2017|