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dc.contributor.authorWendling, Amy E.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Zachary B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T01:17:44Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T01:17:44Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109262
dc.description.abstractWendling argues against a religious exemption from participating in gay marriages guaranteed by the civil body. To do so, she recalls the history of the social contract tradition in its pre-revolutionary form, and especially in the texts of Thomas Hobbes. Writing against the backdrop of religious civil wars, Hobbes argued that in environments of religious pluralism, positive religious freedoms must always be subordinate to negative religious freedoms and to the interests of a peace-seeking state. Without this subordination, positive religious freedoms would not even be possible. Wendling considers the import of this dialectic for the Free-Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution, arguing that the clause may be incompatible with this truth of the modern state.|Keywords: gay marriage, religious freedom, Hobbes, social contract, Free-Exercise Clauseen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleGay Marriage and Religious Freedom: Lessons from Hobbesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteReligion and Politicsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWendling, Amy E.


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