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Die Corpus Christianum in die Middeleeue

S. J. Botha
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 4 | a1565 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i4.1565 | © 1996 S. J. Botha | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 13 December 1996

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S. J. Botha, Departement Kerkgeskiedenis en Kerkreg (Md A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The Corpus Christianum in the Middle Ages. The origin and development of the idea of Christianity as a single society in the Roman Empire under the leadership of the state or emperor and the Church or pope is investigated. The idea developed differently in the East and the West. In the East it developed into Caeseropapismand in the West, although linked to a notion of theocracy, it developed into eccesiocracy or papalcracy: both being caricatures.

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