Religious Monopolies and the Commodification of Religion
60 Pages Posted: 23 May 2015 Last revised: 24 Jun 2015
Date Written: 2005
State protection of religious monopolies (through such things as elevated status, constitutional protection, protectionist legislation, and financial assistance) may degrade the liberty of citizens, undermine the autonomy and vibrancy of all religions, and allow oppression by dominant religions.
Keywords: religion, religious monopolies, liberty, autonomy, vibrancy, oppression, dominant religions, legislation
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