conciliarism

con·cil·i·a·rism

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  • Conciliarism — Conciliarism, or the conciliar movement, was a reform movement in the 14th, 15th and 16th century Roman Catholic Church which held that final authority in spiritual matters resided with the Roman Church as a corporation of Christians, embodied by …   Wikipedia

  • Conciliarism —    The theory that a general council (rather than the pope) is the supreme and ultimate authority in the Christian church. This theory was rooted in the practice of the early church, especially in the role of the ecumenical councils of the fourth …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • conciliarism — ▪ Roman Catholicism       in the Roman Catholic church, a theory that a general council of the church has greater authority than the pope and may, if necessary, depose him. Conciliarism had its roots in discussions of 12th and 13th century… …   Universalium

  • Conciliarism — ♦ The doctrine that the supreme authority in the church is vested in a general or ecumenical council; conciliarism was extremely influential during and after the Great Schism (1378 1414), especially at the Councils of Constance (1414 18), and… …   Medieval glossary

  • conciliarism — noun The doctrine that the highest ecclesiastical authority is a church council (rather than a pope) See Also: conciliarist …   Wiktionary

  • conciliarism — / conciliar theory  Конциляризм, соборная теория …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • conciliarism —    This word (from the Latin concilium, meaning council ) refers to a theological position that was prominent in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and holds that supreme authority in the Church is vested in a general council that is able to reform… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • conciliarism — ēəˌrizəm noun ( s) : the theory of church government that places final ecclesiastical authority in representative church councils instead of in a papacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roman Catholicism — the faith, practice, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church. [1815 25] * * * Largest single Christian denomination in the world, with some one billion members, or about 18% of the world s population. The Roman Catholic church has… …   Universalium

  • Ecumenical council — This article is about ecumenical councils in general. For the Roman Catholic councils, see Catholic Ecumenical Councils. For the Salvador Dalí painting, see The Ecumenical Council (painting). Part of a series on Christianity …   Wikipedia

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