Memorandum of Law & Fact
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What is the place of contracts and covenants in human relations?
Is the social contract a reliable foundation for human governments?
What is the difference between secular contracts and religious contracts?
What are the jurisdictional ramifications of a strict distinction between secular and religious contracts?
 
 

These fundamental questions can be understood to be at the core of all problems that relate to the distinction between church and state. They are central to the long-standing human problem of constructing human governments through the so-called "social contract". The primary focus of this memorandum is on exploring the distinction between the "title-transfer model" of contracts, which is appropriate in secular courts, from the "promise-expectation model", which is appropriate in religious courts. The model of contracts that unites these two is what this memorandum calls the "property-interest model".

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