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the Church did not have absolute authority

Yes, and? Neither did the mullahs and imams have absolute rule under the various shahs and sultans.

especially regarding the Sunni doctrine of caliphate

Church of England?

I think you are trying to paint with too broad a brush. There is a spectrum of church-state relations in Christian-dominated states through history, so is there one for Muslim-dominated states. I think the only way to see a significant difference is by ignoring large parts of the spectrum on both sides.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jun 8th, 2016 at 10:52:10 AM EST
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