God and the Secular Legal System: Introduction

Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

18 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2017

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Rafael Domingo

Emory University School of Law; University of Navarra - School of Law

Date Written: March 16, 2017

Abstract

The author argues that secular legal systems should treat God, religion, and conscience with respect. Respect demands not only positive feelings or deference toward these realities, but also specific actions that express and reflect that appreciation. Of the secular legal system, in the case of God, respect requires recognition; in the case of religion, toleration; and in the case of conscience, accommodation. And of citizens, in the case of God, respect requires free mention and invocation; in the case of religion, free exercise and practice; in the case of conscience, moral autonomy.

Keywords: God, religious freedom, neutrality, secular legal system

Suggested Citation

Domingo, Rafael, God and the Secular Legal System: Introduction (March 16, 2017). Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System (Cambridge University Press, 2016) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2934537

Rafael Domingo (Contact Author)

Emory University School of Law ( email )

1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.emory.edu/

University of Navarra - School of Law ( email )

Universidad de Navarra
Campus Universitario
Pamplona, Navarra 31009
Spain

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