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Who constitutes the church? A hypothesis on clericalism, factionalism, and mimetic rivalry

I’m still working through the issue of mimetic rivalry between clergy and laity. Part of what’s going on is certainly factionalism. But then I tried to figure out, okay, so who exactly are in the clericalist and anti-clericalist factions? There … Continue reading

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Clericalism, Anti-Clericalism, and Mimetic Rivalry

So on Friday, the 2nd reader for my thesis articulated something that he saw in my chapter section that I had not. In the particular bit of my paper he referred to, I had used the language of the ordained … Continue reading

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