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Dominis, Marcantonio de
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(1560, Rab, Dalmatia – Sep 9, 1624, Rome), initially a Jesuit; from 1597/1600, bishop of Senj; and in 1602, archbishop of Spalato. In conflicts between suffragists and the curia, Dominis proposed in his major work (De Republica Ecclesiastica, 1617–1622) an episcopal ecclesiology that denied the clergy all worldly authority. In 1616, Dominis fled to England, where he worked for the reunificiation of the church and against the Roman See. In 1622, Dominis went to Rome. In 1623, he was tried for heresy, but he died befo…

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Ohst, Martin, “Dominis, Marcantonio de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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