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The Church as a Franchise -
I am indebted to the highly followable @TLockyer on Twitter for drawing my attention to a fascinating paper available via the marvelous Medievalist.net resource. http://www.medievalists.net/2011/05/01/franchise-conflict-the-tide-of-antipopes-in-the-aftermath-of-the-eastern-schism/ This looks at the idea that the Church can be thought of as a franchise in quite a lot of detail and uses this idea to interpret so key historical … Continue reading The Church as a Franchise