from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not subordinate; not of inferior rank, dignity, class, or order.
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Christianity, post-Reformation and post-Luther, with its teaching of a direct, personal, two-way link between the individual and God, unmediated by the collective, and unsubordinate to any other human being, smashes straight through the philosphical / spiritual framework I've just described.
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