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Introduction

Introduction

The Definite Article

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Church State Corporation
Author(s):
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226454726.003.0001

The law knows no heresy, and is committed to the support of no dogma, the establishment of no sect. The right to organize voluntary religious associations to assist in the expression and dissemination of any religious doctrine, and to create tribunals for the decision of controverted questions of faith within the association, and for the ecclesiastical government of all the individual members, congregations, and officers within the general association, is unquestioned. All who unite themselves to such a body do so with an implied consent to this government, and are bound to submit to it....

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