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Religious Liberty (Foundations)
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In its most basic sense, religious liberty is the freedom of individuals and groups to make their own determinations about religious beliefs and to act upon those beliefs peaceably without incurring civil or criminal liabilities. More fully conceived, religious liberty embraces a number of fundamental principles of individual liberty—freedom of conscience, …

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Witte Jr., John, “Religious Liberty (Foundations)”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.45>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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