The relationships between the State and the Church in the Romanian Countries (14th-18th centuries)
Revista Romana de Studii Eurasiatice, Vol.4 (2008)
History shows that, in setting up its organization, the Christian Church has always taken into consideration the historical context. In the Romanian Countries, as with other Orthodox peoples, “there was a strong connection between the organization of the political power and church organization.” The founding of the medieval Romanian states of Wallachia and Moldavia, in the latter half of the fourteenth century, was soon followed, by the establishment of the earliest bishop’s sees. Church organization “remained unchanged as long as the original political organization of the Romanian states remained unchanged too.” The evolution of social life in the Middle Ages was monitored by two fundamental powers: the State and the Church. These two institutions also conditioned “the whole chain of historical development” of the Romanian people.