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Church And State In The History Of Australian Welfare

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This chapter explores the ways in which Erastianism—ostensibly and most commonly a royalist concept—was appropriated by these godly critics and, ironically, employed against Charles in the years leading up to the outbreak of the English civil wars. In doing so, it sheds light on the contested nature of the relationship between church and state in seventeenth-century Britain more broadly. The chapter explores the evolving conceptions of church-state relations from the perspective of a particular group of moderate puritans in early Stuart England. It delineates how their contemplation of church-state relations and, more specifically, their Erastian beliefs, brought them to a position of opposition to Charles I.

Keywords:Charles I; church-state relations; English civil wars; Thomas Erastus

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The convict colony of New South Wales was established at a time when Great Britain was a Protestant nation with an established episcopal church in England, which held significant state power. This chapter considers the contemporary relationship between church and state in Australia in the light of the country's origins as an Anglican gaol. It discusses about the value of the categories church and state in dealing with the present social and religious conditions in Australia. Considerable research has been done on social values, but there has been less said about the social institutions which express and sustain those values. Anglicans represent a useful study of the changes in the character of religion in Australia which directly affect notions of church and state. The chapter briefs a recasting of the categories and a more systematic and nuanced idea of institutions.

Keywords:Anglican gaol; Australia; church; Great Britain; state

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