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It is a learn of the non secular controversy that broke out with Martin Luther, from the vantage of church estate. the debate ultimately produced a Holy Roman Empire of 2 church buildings. this isn't an fiscal historical past. relatively, the publication exhibits how acceptance of confiscation used to be gained, and the way theological suggestion was once necessary to the luck of what's also known as an important if early degree of confessional state-building. It reports the nature of sacred estate within the overdue heart a long time, surveys confiscations in Reformation Germany on illustrative examples, summarizes the League of Schmalkalden's safeguard of confiscations, systematically experiences theological memoranda that formed a typical coverage within the League, and exhibits the function of that universal place in spiritual politics.

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Buch’sche Glosse, ed. Frank-Michael Kaufmann, 3 vols. (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 2002), 1:184–7, and see Charles du Fresne Du Cange, Glossarium mediae et infimae latinatis, 10 vols. v. proprietates, quoting Melchior Goldast on the Sachsenspiegel. 9 A conviction of absolute disposition of property may also be considered a lay adaptation of the church’s claims to immunity, and an extension of the heritability of property. Consider Reynolds, Fiefs and Vassals, pp. 60–61, 63, 72, 124, 141, and passim.

23 A benefice is a right granted by a bishop to an income usually attached to a parish, in particular the right to collect its tithes. Although the parish represented the lowest point in the church’s elaborate hierarchical structure, it was considered extremely important, was deeply embedded in village society, and involved a certain reciprocity between the community and the clergy (the village was not the mere passive recipient of pastoral care). “The relationship of pastor and community was marked by a close entanglement of church and world,” concluded Enno Bünz.

J. Brill, 1992), pp. 74 (William of Auxerre), 90 (Roland of Cremona), 151–2, 154 (Bonaventure), 213 (Thomas Aquinas), 252 (Henry of Ghent), 351 (Peter John Olivi), 382 (Giles of Rome), 406 ( John Duns Scotus). 5 Langholm, Economics, p. 570. 7 Absent, too, was the supervening right of a sovereign authority—be it king, parliament, or the state—to the property of a place, as in the exercise of eminent domain. Rather, ownership required the personal exercise of power, in Latin dominium, over an object.

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