Frederick Gedicks

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Frederick Mark Gedicks (born May 17, 1953) is an expert on religion and law, especially the role of religion in public life. He is a professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (BYU).

Biography[edit]

Gedicks received his bachelors degree in economics from BYU. He then earned his JD from the University of Southern California.

Gedicks is a full-fledged supporter of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and has condemned the Rehnquist Court for not placing any limits on government power.[1]

Gedicks has written two books. One is The Rhetoric of Church and State: A Critical Analysis of Religious Law Jurisprudence. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995). The other is Choosing the Dream: The future of Religion in American Public Life written with Roger Hendrix.

Gedicks is an active Latter-day Saint, however he rejects the use of the government to promote religion.[2]

Gedicks currently holds the Guy Anderson Chair at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gedicks, Frederick Mark (July 29, 1991). "Don't Curb Free Exercise of Religion". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  2. ^ Moore, Carrie A. (June 9, 2001). "Ogden shalt keep fighting about Ten Commandments". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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