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“The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases

“The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases

Chapter:
(p.59) Chapter Two “The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases
Source:
Church State Corporation
Author(s):
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226454726.003.0003

This chapter reads the church property cases to show how the Court has increasingly moved from favoring the voluntary local congregation to favoring the hierarchical national and international churches, seeing their ancient authority as rooted in the theology of apostolic succession.

Keywords:   church property cases, orthodox churches, ecclesiology

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