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Marriage And Religious Freedom

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This chapter deals with the evolution of the relationship between marriage and religious freedom in three sections. The first section tackles the competition between religion and state concerning formal control over marriage as an institution. In the second section, more recent developments concerning the content of marriage are analyzed. To put it in yet another way, to what extent did recent developments in society color the content of the respected institution of marriage? In the last section, attention is paid to alternative forms of living together that may endanger or at least influence the place of marriage in society. Finally the three sections show that marriage and religious freedom have always had connections, and that the nature of those relationships shifts from an initially very formal level to a more challenging discussion on what marriage really means and on the position of other forms of living together in a society.

Keywords: marriage; religious freedom



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