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Catholic Word of the Day: ERASTIANISM, 06-11-12
CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-11-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 06/11/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT by Salvation

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ERASTIANISM

The system of Church-State relations named after Thomas Erastus (1524-83), who was a follower of Huldreich Zwingli (1484-1531) and whose real name was Thomas Lieber. Its main thesis is the supremacy of civil rulers in matters of religion. The basis for this theory is the alleged analogy between the Jewish and the Christian dispensations. Erastianism became the theological justification for the established churches in England and elsewhere.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; heresy
God is supreme, not the state.

Is the U. S. A. heading for this with the current presidency?

1 posted on 06/11/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 06/11/2012 8:11:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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I think the state usually tries to be Erastian, though in the middle ages there was at least lip service paid to a kind of joint jurisdiction.

In this age, I think it’s clear that Obama, Sebelius, and Pelosi think of the Church as the provider of goods and services of essentially limited appeal and utility.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab venemo gradere.)
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To: Salvation

barakus erastus advocate barakianism.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 2:49:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Salvation

The reason Protestantism, given its theological absurdity, was able to take hold was that the civil governments liked to have a “church” that is obedient to them.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 5:33:30 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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