Abstract / DOI
What Can the Church Learn from the Democratic State? This article shows that state and church can and must learn from each other. In both, the art of government plays a major role. Both powers must be independent in order to meet on an equal footing. Such a counterpart first developed in Europe in the 12th century, at the time of the Investiture Controversy. Church and state should not stop observing each other carefully and drawing conclusions from their own mistakes and those of others.