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Fathers, Pastors and KingsVisions of Episcopacy in Seventeenth-century France$
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Alison Forrestal

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780719069765

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719069765.001.0001

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Lower clergy versus bishops

Lower clergy versus bishops

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(p.74) 3 Lower clergy versus bishops
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Fathers, Pastors and Kings
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Alison Forrestal

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069765.003.0004

This chapter discusses the conflict between the lower clergy and French bishops concerning the hierarchical authority and jurisdiction that gave the latter absolute authority over the former. These disagreements brought many tough challenges for French bishops for they were pitted against members of the lower clergy, and even against the might of the papacy, as they sought to implement their vision of Tridentine discipline. The bishops were forced to define and defend their rights of jurisdiction so that their monarchical authority could reign supreme in their dioceses.

Keywords:   clergy, French bishops, hierarchical authority, papacy, Tridentine discipline, monarchical authority, dioceses

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