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Febronianism
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[German Version]

was a movement for the reform of ecclesiastical policy and regional church law in 18th-century Germany, in which episcopalian (Episcopalism: II) and national church ideas combined to form an explosive mixture. It owes its name to a book written by the suffragan bishop of Trier J.N.v. Hontheim (1701–1790), De statu Ecclesiae et legitima potestate Romani Pontificis…, which appeared in 1763 under the pseudonym Justinus Febronius. Following a selective reduction of its contents, the book became the agenda of Febronianism. Hontheim's objec…

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Link, Christoph, “Febronianism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07504>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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