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“Episcopalism” is often used to designate the doctrine and organization of the Episcopalian Churches of the Reformation. It is the ordinary English and American usage, adopted by the Enciclopedia Cattolica, V, 447, and by the short article Episcopalismo in the Enciclopedìa Universal, XX, 321. But Ettore Rota, in the article Reforme (Età delle) in the Enciclopedia Italiana, uses the word in a very different sense, a sense which is also that of H. Raab in the article “Episkopalismus” in LTK, III, 1959, cols. 948-50. To avoid confusion, we use the term Episcopalism, in the la…

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Joseph Lécuyer, “Episcopalism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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