Church governance
(3,267 words)

1. Definition

By church governance we mean the exercise of authority by a prince or the state over the Christian church(es) and their organizational and functional incorporation into the political order or the national constitution – a more or less extensive dependence of the church and its office holders on those holding political power – together with t…

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Schindling, Anton, “Church governance”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022207>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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