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).
Erastian noun & adjective

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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 doctrine that the State is ascendant over the Church in ecclesiastical matters. It is named after the Swiss theologian Thomas Erastus (1524–83) …   Philosophy 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 — 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

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