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

Posted: 22 Jul 2010  

Bernie D. Jones

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Date Written: 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

Suggested Citation

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

Bernie D. Jones (Contact Author)

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts ( email )

138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States

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