Comparative legal classification of modern models confessional-state relations

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The article examines several classifications of models of confessional-state relations, used in modern legal science, religious studies, political science. Their comparative analysis to identify similar and different features as well as the internal contradictions of these classifications. Revealed contradictory trends in the institutionalization of national confessional-state models of modern countries: unification relation to confessions on the basis of international principles of freedom of conscience, and individualization of these models on the basis of tradition, embodied in the national legal systems.

S O Shalyapin

Institute of Law Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

The Department of Theory of State and Law and Legal History


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