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State Church
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The relationship between state and church can be organized in various ways as determined by history, politics, and theology (Church and State). State and church often include the same people, but they represent different organizational forms, with different aims and styles of work. There are basically two ways of relating state and church: the state church, with the church fin…

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Lodberg, Peter, “State Church”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.71>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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