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Russian Symphonia vs. Rule of Law?

Brigham Young University law review. 2021. Vol. 46. No. 5. P. 1183-1209.

In secular societies, the principle of rule of law implies that churches and other social institutions may not assert themselves as above the law or replace the official law1 with their moral or canon rules. Abiding by this principle is a problem not only for the Russian Orthodox Church, but also for many other religious denominations that historically have carried considerable sway over social and political life in their countries by way of their “moral entrepreneurship” and that are now reluctant to cede that influence.