Doctrine of the Two Swords

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The theologico-political theory of the Two Swords can be understood as the exegetical corroboration of the Gelasian theory of two separate but co-equal powers: ‘the sacred authority of the priesthood ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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