Church and (Nation‐) State (1840–1890)

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

 Church and (Nation‐) State (1840–1890)

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Is about the first Protestant church constitutions, which developed out of earlier state legislation (see Ch. 14). Transregional Protestant gatherings and discussion about the constitutional position of Protestant churches are examined, as is their constitutional provision at ‘national’ level. Protestant self‐government or ‘synodalism’ became fashionable everywhere.

Keywords: church constitutions; nation state; Protestant self‐government; synodalism; transregional Protestant gatherings

Chapter.  14860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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