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  • In political philosophy he maintained the Scotist position, that civil authority was derived from the popular will, but in theology he was a scholastic conservative, though he never failed to show his approbation of Gallicanism and its plea for the reform of ecclesiastical abuses.
  • Possibly Gregoire's Gallicanism was fundamentally irreconcilable with the Catholic idea of authority.
  • Theological Gallicanism refused to recognize papal decisions on questions of doctrine, until they had been ratified by the bishops of France.
  • Political Gallicanism maintained that lawful sovereigns held their power directly of God,.
  • In this way Gallicanism, which had once stood for all that was national and progressive, now came to mean subservience to a feeble autocracy already tottering to its fall.

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