Church and State
Church and State Separation
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Church and State
Church and State are both ordinances of God. That the Church is such we need not prove here; that the State also is appears from Romans 13:1 sqq. and 1 Pet. 2:13 sq. But there is a specific difference between these two ordinances. Hence Christ (Matt. 22:21) makes a clear distinction, and declares (John
Bohemia, Lutheran Church
Bohemia, Lutheran Church. Konrad von Waldhausen (†1369). John Milicz (†1374), and Matthias von Janow (†1394) started a movement at Prague which, influenced by Wiclif of England and carried on by John Huss and Jerome of Prague, spread over Bohemia and led to the terrible Hussite war. After it, in 1467,
Charters in Various States
Charters in Various States. I. Incorporated and Unincorporated Churches. Incorporation means, as the word implies, the formation of an organized church into a body politic, or body corporate, i.e., an artificial in contradistinction of a natural person created by law. Before such incorporation a church
Compton’s Encyclopedia
church and state
church and stateIn 1960 John F. Kennedy became the first Roman Catholic elected to the United States presidency. During the campaign his religion became an issue because some people feared that, once in office, his allegiance to his church might determine his conduct of public policy. Two months before
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Church and State
church and state. A phrase used to denote the relationship between the ecclesial organizations and the civil government of *society, or between the religious and the political dimensions of life especially as they are embodied in organized visible forms. Insofar as both of these institutions or dimensions
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Church and State Separation
CHURCH AND STATE SEPARATION There was very little separation between governmental and religious institutions in ancient Israel during OT times. Before the Israelite monarchy, Israel operated under a theocracy; during the monarchy Israel’s religious institutions fell under the direct influence of the
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
CHURCH AND STATERender therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Matt. 22:21.Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29.Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Law and Imperial LegislationThe official recognition of Christianity caused statutory change. Church and state became closely intertwined. This new symbiosis bred the multiplication of Christian buildings. At least to a degree, a reconfigured patronage role for government (and its multiple bureaucrats