- The doctrine that the State is ascendant over the Church in ecclesiastical matters. It is named after the Swiss theologian Thomas Erastus (1524–83).
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Erastianism — E*ras tian*ism, n. (Eccl. Hist.) The principles of the Erastains. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Erastianism — /i ras cheuh niz euhm, tee euh niz /, n. the doctrine, advocated by Thomas Erastus, of the supremacy of the state over the church in ecclesiastical matters. [1675 85; ERASTIAN + ISM] * * * ▪ theology doctrine that the state is superior to… … Universalium
Erastianism — noun see Erastian … New Collegiate Dictionary
ERASTIANISM — the right of the State to override and overrule the decisions of the Church that happen to involve civil penalties. See ERASTUS … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Erastianism — The doctrine associated with Thomas erastus, that the Church should be under the control of the civil authorities … Who’s Who in Christianity
Erastianism — [ɪ rastɪəˌnɪz(ə)m] noun the doctrine that the state should have supremacy over the Church in ecclesiastical matters (wrongly attributed to the 16th century Swiss theologian Thomas Lieber Erastus). Derivatives Erastian noun & adjective … English new terms dictionary
erastianism — eras·tian·ism … English syllables
Erastianism — Эрастианизм … Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов
Erastianism — This term refers to the doctrine, named after Thomas Erastus (1524 1583), a Swiss Protestant theologian, that claims that the state has supreme authority over the Church … Glossary of theological terms
Erastianism — noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters • Syn: ↑Byzantinism, ↑Caesaropapism • Hypernyms: ↑theological doctrine … Useful english dictionary