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Erastianism

[ih-ras-chuh-niz-uh m, -tee-uh-niz-] /ɪˈræs tʃəˌnɪz əm, -ti əˌnɪz-/
noun
1.
the doctrine, advocated by Thomas Erastus, of the supremacy of the state over the church in ecclesiastical matters.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; Erastian + -ism
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Erastianism

/ɪˈræstɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theory that the state should have authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters
Derived Forms
Erastian, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C17: named after Thomas Erastus (1524–83), Swiss theologian to whom such views were attributed
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