jus divinum


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jus divinum

(dɪˈviːnəm)
n
(Law) divine law
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Aston is a model conforming la yman for Maltby -- not a partisan of Laud or of a jus divinum for episcopacy, but a spiritually committed individual with a layman's hostility to presbyterianism and a profound and appropriate sense of the linkage between social disorder and the puritan iconoclast's violation of sacred space.
The second was "divine right" - as Margaret O'Gara pointed out to me earlier, it would be a lot better if we talked about jus divinum, not divine right - but I think it is "divine right" that creates a neuralgic reaction among Anglicans.
Though the church has to change, it may not change `divine law' (jus divinum) but only ecclesiastical law.