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Catholic Word of the Day: THEOCRACY, 03-13-14
| . John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 03/13/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT by Salvation
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A form of government in which God, acting usually through his priestly or prophetic representatives, is the ruler. Every civil and social act becomes religious. The Jewish nation after its return from exile was a theocracy. Until modern times Moslem nations were essentially theocratic. John Calvin sought to introduce a theocracy at Geneva in 1552. (Etym. Greek theokratia; theo, God + -cracy, strength, rule.)
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posted on 03/13/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT
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posted on 03/13/2014 4:13:27 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
A form of government in which God, acting usually through his priestly or prophetic representatives, is the ruler....John Calvin sought to introduce a theocracy at Geneva in 1552.
Odd how there's no mention of the papacy itself in that description.
posted on 03/13/2014 4:17:35 PM PDT
by Alex Murphy
("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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