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  • n. The doctrine that the state has authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters


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  • And if the liturgy of Photius and the liturgy of Cluny seem alike in tone, they were involved in breeding for the future of their two civilizations two very different things: the Investiture Controversy and Caesaropapism.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • The most baneful Caesaropapism was meanwhile fostered, since the Reformation recognized the secular authorities as supreme also in religious matters.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • (PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - The innocuous role played by intellectuals in Spain contributed to the knowledge and disenchantment with the Church by secular Lords who objected to the Church's desire to strip them of their Divine Right to a shared apostolic and religious authority based on Caesaropapism.

  • The Western Church has recognised the "Episcopate ab extra" of sovereigns; while, in the East, it has grown into Caesaropapism.] [3889] Deut. xxxiii.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus


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