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EPISCOPACY, eccl. law. A form of government by diocesan bishops; the office or condition of a bishop.

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Davidson did not go as far as Weston would have liked, for he would not regard all non-Episcopalians as extra ecclesia, but he clearly reiterated the position that episcopacy was what "we believe to be the right method of Church government," warning that Anglicans had no liberty to contemplate a move away from that position.
Finally, while it is undoubtedly significant that Aston in 1641 "could defend episcopacy and the liberties of the subject at the same time", it is difficult to see how this "challenges our understanding of political allegiance in this period" (p.
They rejected episcopacy because it tied ecclesiastical roles to civil power and jurisdiction, especially through church courts.
Other essays make ecumenical proposals for resolving the difficult issues of primacy, universal episcopacy, conciliarity, synodality, and the service of unity that can be provided by the papal office.
Lycidas" is all the more "anti-prelatical" for bringing episcopacy (true episcopacy) within its scope.
The first is that consideration of questions about episcopacy needs to be set in a context of broader questions about episcope and unity.
Following the English Civil War the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 also led to the restoration of episcopacy and Puritans became subjected to persecution.
Of considerable interest and continuing relevance in this second part is a study paper on Episcopacy in the Reformed Church.
Cunningham shows that these occasional shifts in sympathy are due frequently to shared perceptions of the social roles of the monarchy and of the episcopacy.
There will also be an exhibition in the Archbishop's Palace displaying the history and legacy of Richard Robinson's episcopacy in Armagh.
During his episcopacy, Bishop Han was arrested by the Chinese authorities 11 times.
The Navigation Acts would follow, as would religious regulations that called for moral reformation and the abolition of episcopacy in favor of sectarian toleration.