Erastian

Erastian

[ih-ras-chuhn, -tee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Thomas Erastus or Erastianism.
noun
2.
an advocate of Erastianism.

Origin:
1645–55; Erast(us) + -ian

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Erastianism (ɪˈræstɪəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
the theory that the state should have authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters
 
[C17: named after Thomas Erastus (1524--83), Swiss theologian to whom such views were attributed]
 
E'rastian
 
n, —adj

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