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The Meaning of 'Religion' in the First Amendment


Lee J. Strang


University of Toledo College of Law

January 1, 2001

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 40, 2002

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This Article articulates the original meaning of “religion” in the First Amendment. This Article contends that “religion,” in 1791, meant: belief in a God, with concomitant duties in this life, and a future state of rewards and punishments. Religion did not encompass atheism.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 60

Keywords: religion, First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, original meaning


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Date posted: March 1, 2012  

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Strang, Lee J., The Meaning of 'Religion' in the First Amendment (January 1, 2001). Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 40, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014023

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