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Josephinism


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The principles which actuated the ecclesiastical reforms of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790. They included religious toleration, the right of the State to regulate ecclesiastical affairs, irrespective of Rome, and the restriction of the powers of the Papacy within spiritual limits, as laid down by Febronius.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Christianity.


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