Some of that must surely be because of tradition and formality, but there is also an element of the hierarchal at work.
Such a state of opinion excludes the danger of priestcraft, and is opposed to all hierarchal pretensions.
Like Protestantism, it is a reform, which rejects a hierarchal system and does away with a priestly caste.
The hierarchal Jewish state was a thorn in the flesh of the Roman statecraft that aimed at the unity of the empire.
The English Church had retained many of the forms of Rome, including its hierarchal system of priests and bishops.
But they could not hold this power, because of lack of a complete organization of a hierarchal power.