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" It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society. Before any man can be considered... "
Niles' National Register - Page 289
1817
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The Nation with the Soul of a Church

Sidney Earl Mead - Political Science - 1985 - 176 pages
...precedent, both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society," because "before any man can be considered as a member of civil...considered as a subject of the governor of the universe." A person's first and ultimate "allegiance [is] to the universal sovereign." A man's duty is to obey...
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Philosophy, The Federalist, and the Constitution

Morton White - Philosophy - 1989 - 286 pages
...established. This duty to the Creator is called by Madison a duty which "is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." Before any man can be regarded as a member of "Civil Society," Madison holds, he must be regarded as a subject of "the Governour...
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The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom: Its Evolution and Consequences ...

Merrill D. Peterson, Robert C. Vaughan - History - 1988 - 392 pages
...homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to Him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of...as a subject of the Governor of the Universe: And . . . every man who becomes a member of any particular civil society [does] it with a saving of his...
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Revolution Within the Revolution: The First Amendment in Historical Context ...

William Roscoe Estep - Political Science - 1990 - 240 pages
...homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the ...

Arlin M. Adams, Charles J. Emmerich - Law - 1990 - 200 pages
...to be acceptable to him." Liberty of conscience, Madison asserted, was "precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." He insisted that "the same authority which can force a citizen to contribute three pence ... for the...
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Ministry and the American Legal System: A Guide for Clergy, Lay Workers, and ...

Richard B. Couser - Religion - 1993 - 384 pages
...homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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Faith and Order: The Reconciliation of Law and Religion

Harold J. Berman - Religion - 2000 - 432 pages
...believes to be acceptable to him This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of ohligation, to the claims of Civil Society Before any man can...considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. . . . We maintain therefore that in matters of Religion, no man's right is abridged by the institution...
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The De-valuing of America: The Fight for Our Culture and Our Children

William John Bennett - Cultural pluralism - 1994 - 274 pages
...is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." James Madison, an Episcopalian, insisted that "before any man can be considered as a member of Civil...as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." And even Thomas Jefferson, the great deist who was deeply skeptical of sectarianism in any form, agreed....
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The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and ...

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison - 1995 - 730 pages
...homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding

Lance Banning - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 264 pages
...homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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