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Litigating the Schism: Orthodoxy and Property in the Episcopal Church USA – Reforming the Dennis Canon


Bernie D. Jones


Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

July 20, 2010


Abstract:     
This paper assesses the abilities of courts currently to resolve property disputes in the Episcopal Church USA, arguing that current establishment clause jurisprudential limitations necessitate that churches seek internal resolution of these matters and rely less upon secular courts as a result. It makes various suggestions towards improving the current practices.

Keywords: Episcopal Church, property, schism


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Date posted: July 22, 2010  

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Jones, Bernie D., Litigating the Schism: Orthodoxy and Property in the Episcopal Church USA – Reforming the Dennis Canon (July 20, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1646141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1646141

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Bernie D. Jones (Contact Author)
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts ( email )
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States
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