Erastianism

[ih-ras-chuh-niz-uh m, -tee-uh-niz-]

Origin of Erastianism

First recorded in 1675–85; Erastian + -ism
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Erastianism

noun
  1. the theory that the state should have authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters
Derived FormsErastian, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Erastianism

C17: named after Thomas Erastus (1524–83), Swiss theologian to whom such views were attributed
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