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THEOCRACY. A species of government which claims to be immediately directed by God.
     2. La religion qui, dans l'antiquite, s'associa souvent au despotisms, pour regner. par son bras ou a son ombrage, a quelquefois tents de regner seule. Clest ce qu'elle appelait le regne de Dieu, la thiocratie. Matter, De l'influence des Moeurs sur les lois, et de l'influence dos Lois sur les moeurs, 189. Religion, which in former times, frequently associated itself with despotism, to reign, by its power, or under its shadow, has sometimes attempted to reign alone, and this she has called the reign of God, theocracy.

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His current research looks to investigate the changing theopolitical orientations of Canadian Evangelicals
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For example, she articulates the problem or weakness of Asian feminist theology, which makes women the eternal victims of patriarchy and colonialism, along with a critique of Western theological discourse, which has selecting power and limits Asian women's theopolitical talk.
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In order to grasp Dostoevsky's artistic and theopolitical vision, it is important to understand something of the intellectual times in which he lived.
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As the title of Jaime Cuadriello's essay 'The Theopolitical Visualization of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception' makes apparent, his study explicitly examines the relationships between the Church's authority, power, piety and devotion.
This approach reflects a 21st-century theopolitical awareness of what it means to live in a pluralistic society.
project that asserts itself as theopolitical. Its universalisation
Torrance Kirby challenges the idea of an "English exceptionalism" within the Reformation, by explicitly linking English theopolitical thinking to such continental sources.