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episcopal

of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
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We do this in facing major tendencies in German Lutheran churches and theologies to episcopalism in a stricter sense.
All of this had returned the Roman curia to meddling in Spanish affairs and thus alerted government ministers, most notably Manuel de Godoy and Urquijo, that episcopalism at this point was a political necessity, that is, the restoration of power to bishops and the reduction of the bishop of Rome to a ceremonial leader or figurehead of the Church.
appropriately discusses several important topics: patriarchates, provincial synods, ecumenical councils, conciliarism, French and German episcopalism, the nomination of bishops, and the establishment of dioceses.