Religious Monopolies and the Commodification of Religion

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Shima Baradaran Baughman

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Brett G. Scharffs

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Elizabeth Clark

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Baughman, Shima Baradaran and Scharffs, Brett G. and Clark, Elizabeth, Religious Monopolies and the Commodification of Religion (2005). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 120, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2609510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2609510

Shima Baradaran Baughman

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Brett G. Scharffs (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Elizabeth Clark

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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