Historic Anglican view of the Church & State

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  1. Othniel

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    I listened to a podcast not very long ago which posited that Jewel's view of church & state was much closer than we modern democratics tend to hold- namely, that he seemed to draw a Chalcedonian analogy of one people, 2 kingdoms- the civil government and the sacred government.

    Are there any recommended resource for this view, or other historically Anglican views on the same?
    (Primarily non-American preferred, but not opposed.)
     
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    To give further context, the Continental Reformed tend to hold a semi-Lutheran view of 2 Kingdoms, or to a Kuperian Sphere-Sovereignty model; whereas the Presby-baptists today tend to go all-in on utter separation, if not warring against any commonalities between the sacred and secular/civil.
     
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    It seems to me that political circumstances form denominations' views of the separation of church and state rather than theology. In America, The Presbyterians and Baptists became strong supporters of separation due to their desire to crush the Anglican domination of the South during the early colonial period. This could be a sharp contrast between Presbyterians in the colonies and CR (Calvin's Geneva) or Presbyterians in the motherland.
     
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    Yes- rather unfortunate that politics form theology rather than other way around.