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Concentration of power in a political machine is bad," the book observes, "and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, preserved for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition.
It is easy to assume that because your ancestor was baptized by the established church that his father had also been baptized there.
I don't think we have a need for an established Church.
In later years, the established church supported the absolute powers of the monarch (by divine right) opposed democratic reforms (including votes for women), the abolition of slavery and so on.
If Stephen Monsma's and Christopher Soper's paradigm of interaction between religion and democratic politics is applied to the Romanian case, Romania will be part of the established church model, as the book clearly explains.
In my Webster's dictionary, dissident is defined as, "One who disputes the doctrine or authority of an established church.
A judge ruled that ministers who do not have a "regularly established church or congregation" cannot perform marriages under state law.
More settlers followed but no evidence exists that they established church during this first migration.
By thus lessening the worshippers' participatory role and generally increasing the distance between the congregation and the preacher, Targoff argues, puritans were in fact closer to Catholics than they were to the established church, which -- according to its best defender, Richard Hooker -- "remain[ed] invulnerable to the performative aberrations of either the minister or the congregation" (55).
In time, however, a more established church capitulated to the larger patriarchal society and "forgot" its own liberating (and feminist) message.
Further, the Anglican Church was the established church only of England, not of Great Britain, the imperial power.
With racy dialogue and exciting music, the musical showed Wesley's impact on the highly colourful and also corrupt society of 18th century England, and his challenge to the established church of the day.