Government of the Church‐State

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269946
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600647 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Government of the Church‐State

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Examines authority in the interdependent church state conditioned by the customary arrangements described previously. Professionalization of government carried out by ‘new monarchy’ (1650–1750) moved from the Reformation custodianship towards modern state sovereignty. New too was the consolidation of a modern public law and a new Protestant canon law based on ‘collegialism’.

Keywords: authority; canon law; church‐state; collegialism; custodianship; government; new monarchy; professionalization; public law; sovereignty

Chapter.  10683 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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