Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
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Free Exercise of Religion in the Liberal Polity

Conflicting Interpretations

Authors: Gill, Emily R.

  • Applies contrasting interpretations of neutrality to a broad range of issues
  • Of interest to scholars in political theory, religion and politics, public policy, American political thought, and constitutional law
  • Addresses specific current issues in the court cases discussed
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This book addresses the challenge of providing for the free exercise of religion without allowing religious exercise by some individuals and groups to impinge upon the conscientious convictions of others. State neutrality toward religion is impossible, because neutrality means inattention to religion for some, but leveling the playing field through accommodations or exemptions for others. Both formal and substantive neutrality have a place in addressing particular conflicts. One such example is public funding for religiously affiliated social service programs, for which neither type of neutrality is satisfactory and thus some restrictions are justifiable; conversely, private voluntary organizations that do not receive direct public funding should be allowed wide latitude regarding their practices. This title also examines the expansive free exercise claims that are now made by those who argue that following the law impinges upon their beliefs, as exemplified by the ministerial exception and the Hobby Lobby and Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court cases. It concludes by analyzing the relationship between neutrality and marriage as a civil status, which impacts a variety of commitment types and plural marriage.


About the authors

Emily R. Gill is Professor of Political Science Emerita at Bradley University, USA. She is the author of Becoming Free: Autonomy and Diversity in the Liberal Polity (2001) and An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Inequality (2012).

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Free Exercise of Religion in the Liberal Polity
Book Subtitle
Conflicting Interpretations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25037-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25037-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25036-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 296
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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