Introduction
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I. Background 

In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important, in many respects critically important, worldwide. The 236 articles of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Law and Religion provide a comprehensive, succinct account of the state-religion legal systems in virtually all countries of the world and also include accounts of major international organizations th…

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W. Cole Durham, Jr., Gerhard Robbers and Donlu Thayer, “Introduction”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 28 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000169>
First published online: 2015



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