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Collegialism
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[German Version]

Following episcopalism (I) and territorialism, collegialism was the latest of the three 17th- and 18th century theories on the origin and legitimation of vesting ecclesiastical authority of prince in the Protestant territories of the German Empire. The early collegialists (C.M. Pfaff, L. v. Mosheim) were concerned to limit the comprehensive claim to the prince's authority over religious matters as an aspect of public order asserted by territorialism, extending to the (outward) structure of the church. Thus, collegialism ha…

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Link, Christoph, “Collegialism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11989>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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