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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28) The civil war itself was fought in part to protect England's Erastian church settlement against the perceived threat of clericalism in both Laudian Anglicanism and Scottish Presbyterianism.
45) Hammond explicitly denied that apostolic episcopacy was designed not by the apostles but by Christian emperors, as his more Erastian opponents claimed.
The Restoration bishops by and large supported a divine right conception of monarchy, but they were also committed sacramentalists, dedicated to ordination and episcopal supremacy, and unwilling to countenance the Erastian doctrine that the king could exercise full ecclesiastical power.
70) Laney thus tried to maintain the strict separation of temporal and spiritual powers and thereby preserve the civil authority of the king from ecclesiastical encroachment, but his safeguards could only have seemed pathetically weak to Erastian critics.
The vigor of Erastian attitudes among the bishops revived later in the seventeenth century, as the Laudian generation passed from the scene and as the Latitudinarians rose to their brief but important dominance.
77) The Laudian attachment to the royal supremacy, the church's acceptance of the Reformation's Erastian legacy, would not survive the catastrophe of Revolution.