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The New Genealogy of Religious Freedom

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Reichenbach, Bruce R. Divine Providence: God’s Love and Human Freedom. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Book, 2016.

Batnitzky, L., and Dagan, Ḥanokh, editor. Institutionalizing Rights and Religion: Competing Supremacies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Cartabia, M., & Simoncini, Andrea, editor. Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought: A Dialogue on the Foundation of Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.



Taber, Shirin. “The enduring gift from my father: Freedom of religion.” New York Times, June 22, 2017,

Malik, Maleiha. “Religious Freedom, Free Speech and Equality: Conflict or Cohesion?” Springer Science & Business Media, February 3, 2011.


Other Resources

“Politics of Religious Freedom and the Minority Question: A Middle Eastern Genealogy.” Presentation by Saba Mahmood co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

“Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend.” Pew Research Center, Religion & Public Life, April 2017,


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