Erastianism


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Erastianism

doctrine declaring state is superior to the church in ecclesiastical affairs (1524–1543). [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 937]
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The second was the pamphlet war amongst divines which flourished in the years immediately following the Marriage Act's passage and which pitted conventional and unorthodox High Church views against Whig Erastianism.
1998) (defining Erastianism as a "sixteenth-century heresy which held the state to be the lawful superior of the Church, even in ecclesiastical affairs").
Erastianism, by that name, came into full flower in England in the seventeenth century, but it had an ancient history in Europe, both in practice and in theory.
(40) Collinson, Religion of Protestants, 150; on Erastianism, see ibid., ch.
According to the biographer, Macaulay did not practice Ciceronian skeptical Erastianism in the History', aiming rather "to diffuse" destabilizing knowledge "as widely as possible" (160).
Gallicanism, Erastianism, and related Conciliarist movements are also representative of this trend.
244) in the Westminster Assembly and contributed to the eventual victory of Erastianism.
Jenkins demonstrates that Jewel's religious convictions were firmly Reformed, albeit more beholden to Zurich than Geneva, but that Jewel's equally firm Erastianism forced him to embrace a doctrinal minimalism.
Shaw, George Yule, and others have focused on erastianism: a desire for state control over the church, based primarily upon the idea that all coercive disciplinary and punitive power should be in the hands of the civil magistrate or Parliament.
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.
111); moreover, his Hebraic learning and Erastianism led him to be associated with Judaism by subsequent writers.
Collins argues that their critique was less about Hobbes's materialism and putative heresy or atheism than about the philosopher's Erastianism. This is a useful corrective to the older secondary literature that gave the impression that Anglican (and Presbyterian) churchmen were obsessed with what they considered to be the atheistic import of Leviathan.