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Spiritual, or [[Ecclesiastical]]: To do with the next world, or in reference to [[God]] or the [[church]].
   
 
A spiritual or [[ecclesiastical]] [[authority]] would be a [[Bishop]], an [[Archbishop]], a [[Pope]] and so on.
To do with the next world.
 
   
 
Note that the '''spiritual''' authorities can't kill anyone, even if they are a [[heretic]], a [[witch]] or similar. Thats what [[temporal]] authorities are useful for. So, after condemning a person for [[heresy]] or [[witch]]craft, a '''spiritual''' court (eg: the [[inquisition]]) would hand over the accused to the [[temporal]] authorities for execution, etc.
A spiritual or ecclesiastical authority would be a Bishop, an Archbishop, a Pope and so on.
 
 
Note that the spiritual authorities can't kill anyone, even if they are a heretic, a witch or similar. Thats what [[temporal]] authorities are useful for.
 

Revision as of 12:56, 12 November 2003

Spiritual, or Ecclesiastical: To do with the next world, or in reference to God or the church.

A spiritual or ecclesiastical authority would be a Bishop, an Archbishop, a Pope and so on.

Note that the spiritual authorities can't kill anyone, even if they are a heretic, a witch or similar. Thats what temporal authorities are useful for. So, after condemning a person for heresy or witchcraft, a spiritual court (eg: the inquisition) would hand over the accused to the temporal authorities for execution, etc.