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prelacy

1. 
a. the office or status of a prelate
b. prelates collectively
2. Often derogatory government of the Church by prelates
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How does the parable operate as part of the rhetoric of reform during the prelacy controversy?
He outlined the prelacy's work in providing humanitarian aid and shelter to all victims of the fighting.
First, there is the identification of "the episcopacy" with prelacy. Campbell and Corns present the two terms as synonyms even though Milton in his antiprelatical pamphlets took great pains to distinguish them.
We still have a huge instinctive fear of prelacy and prelatism.
Armenian Prelacy Bishop Shahan Sarkissian, the accompanying delegation of Catholicos Aram I and MP Sinbul Sinbulian attended the meeting.
Duck blurred what were for Gauden separate ecclesiastical realities, bringing a member of the medieval prelacy into the orbit of reformed episcopacy.
(77) Theological instruction in France, increasingly dominated by the prelacy's enhanced control of seminaries after 1755, was also becoming increasingly remote from the otherwise gradual adaptation of Enlightenment thought into French university education during the 1750s-1760s.
Aquinas, unlike Bonaventure, shifts the discussion away from poverty and toward charity, as the central virtue for all religious and prelacy. (7) Later, in writing the De regimine, Giles came to realize that he needed a foundational virtue which was different from both poverty and charity.
Before his death Sauniere left behind evidence found in Leonardo Da Vinci's works with the curator's nephew Sophie Neveu; a Cryptologist, Langdon finds himself on a precarious trail that leads to the Holly Grail.With a murderous monk-like albino, working for a Christian prelacy called Opus Dei, and the Direction Centrale Police Judiciaire (the French judicial police) chasing him, Langdon finds himself desperately seeking to unravel the clues Sauniere left behind to prove that he and Neveu are innocent.The book is not a scathing attack on the person of Christ, as many might think.
How do episcopal conferences and universal synods exercise authentic magisterial authority, thereby keeping the primacy and prelacy in proper collegial balance?
who own, acknowledge, and subject themselves to the Ecclesiastical headship of the Roman Hierarchy, Pope, and Papal Prelacy, Episcopacy, or Presbytery.
Attacking a prelacy ignorant of Hebrew, for example, Milton, in another tract, describes the prelates' lips as "uncircumcised" In his splendid analysis of the phrase, Shoulson argues that Milton here implies that "the English people are partly accountable for the success of these prelates with uncircumcised lips.