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Synonyms for Erastianism

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

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But Laud's adherence to jure divino episcopacy was always subordinated to the practical mandates of English Erastianism.
Laud was a High Churchman reconciled to English Erastianism.
Besides being equally committed to Erastianism and sola scriptura, Jewel was divided by his work as a scholar and his duties as a bishop, and by his public persona as a staunch defender of the Elizabethan settlement and his private, precisian leanings, which often left him frustrated with the pace and direction of English reform.
In the introduction, Jenkins sets out his main thesis: that Jewel's main significance is the legacy he bequeathed to the Church of England, a legacy that Jenkins argues is much more complex and ambiguous than previous writers have allowed, an ambiguity and complexity that arises out of Jewel's use of the Fathers, a use predicated on his determination to adhere to the principles of both Erastianism and scriptural supremacy.
If historical terms such as Erastianism are to have any meaningful significance, however, then they ought to bear some conceivable resemblance to the views of their namesake.
While challenging erastianism, ultramontane Catholicism sought to exercise a totalitarian influence similar to that of the former state churches, and to bring about the unity of a whole society.
This extreme Erastianism seems to make Christianity not true, but authoritative, and authoritative only for so long as the sovereign chooses.
William Shaw pointed to an answer in holding that the Long Parliament's erastianism "sprang from the Common lawyers, nurtured on the traditional enmity of the Common to the Civil and Canon law.
It is not only the danger of Erastianism that was exposed but also an improper expansion of the State to assume the roles of moral, cultural, or intellectual improvement.
Collins argues that their critique was less about Hobbes's materialism and putative heresy or atheism than about the philosopher's Erastianism.
However, both stories hold importance for church life in nineteenth-century England, for, as Carter shows, both groups "were agreed in regarding the Church of England as a highly imperfect and artificial amalgam of irreconcilable elements held together in a crude Erastianism (4).