You mean that a national church is better, for that spiritual and temporal authorities are then at one.
To be of the national church was a positive disqualification.
Even in modern Russia some of this dignity pertains to the emperor, as the supreme head of the national church.
The census does not in any way determine what a national church can claim.
It would, he feared, seriously affect the constitution of the national church.
A national church cannot do it; far less can the sects do it.
In fine, the Merovingian Church was a national church, subject to the king.
The idea of a national church is on more than one side intelligible and valid.
His method, as he explains, is to find the true 'idea' of a constitution and a national church.
There is no aristocracy, it is true, and no national church.