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Synonyms for Erastianism

the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters

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45) Hammond explicitly denied that apostolic episcopacy was designed not by the apostles but by Christian emperors, as his more Erastian opponents claimed.
John Jewel and the English National Church; the dilemmas of an Erastian reformer.
So this magisterial statement of Erastian principle--meat too strong even for the Supreme Governor of the Church of England--survived the crisis of its author's career only in a handful of manuscript copies that had been sent out to supposed sympathizers.
In Melbourne the post-Mannix doldrums were so renowned, and the de facto godlessness of "religious" periodicals like Eureka Street so blatant, that nearly all church bureaucrats admitted the prevailing crisis: they differed from Pell only in their attitudes towards easing it; whereas in Sydney, Catholicism's situation looked far healthier, having been cynically purchased by successive cardinals' Erastian campaign to abolish all distinctions between their Church and the New South Wales Labor Party.
Sometimes the author's commitment to the Protectorate and his Erastian view of the Church of England leads him into colourful language that undermines the authority of his work: to say the Clarendon Code 'created a system of religious apartheid' is to allow language to outrun scholarly objectivity.
Newman notes that the Anglican Church had traditionally equated "Popery" with the Erastian "political principle" of Catholic "supremacy" in matters political as well as spiritual:
Bertram may well have been Erastian in accordance with his Calvinism, but the work should not be regarded as an Erastian tract.
Parliamentary action was needed, but members of Parliament sitting in England had little understanding of Scottish resistance to Erastian assumptions, and less still of how far Scots were capable of going on points of principle.
The position was one of Erastian opposition to the claims of the bishops to secular power.
Hopper describes theories of the relationship between church and state associated with thirteenth-century figures such as Marsilius of Padua, who predates the life of Thomas Erastus (1524-1583), as offering "a persuasive statement of the Erastian position" (174).
The Holy Grail is like a Catholic challenge to the Erastian Church of England.
For if by "Erastian" one means a church much occupied with secular concerns, then the late Anglo-Saxon church was more Erastian than the worst caricatures drawn by early Tractarians of bishops in the Hanoverian age.
6) In his Letter to a Convocation Man (1696) Atterbury had identified Burnet as a possible target for a heresy hunt because of his views on the Trinity, and in his Rights, Powers and Priviledges of an English Convocation (1700) he assailed Burnet for his thoroughly Erastian interpretation of English church history in his History of the Reformation (vol.
Jenkins, John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006); W.
Zurich has never made the mistake of confusing the Reformed tradition with Calvinism, but Zurich lost the discreet struggle with Geneva for European preeminence as early as 1568, when the struggle over church polity crystallized in the Erastian dispute in Heidelberg.