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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226454559

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226454726.001.0001

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“The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases

“The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases

(p.59) Chapter Two “The Mother of Religion”: The Church Property Cases
Church State Corporation

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

University of Chicago Press

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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