Suarezianism

noun
Sua·rez·ian·ism | \ -əˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Suarezianism 

: the theories of Francisco Suárez characterized by criticism of the concept of the divine right of kings, by belief that a ruler derives his authority directly from the people and only indirectly from God, and by a moderate scholasticism differing from Thomism primarily in rejecting a real though accepting a rational distinction between essence and existence and in a tendency to Molinism

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