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ALTABLE, Francisco. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's: The Conflict between Church and State in Dominican California. Secuencia [online]. 2015, n.92, pp.37-59. ISSN 2395-8464.

The longstanding power struggle between Church and State is multifaceted and dependent on time and spatial circumstances. It is therefore pertinent to study specific cases of the conflict, such as the tense relationship between Dominican missionaries and the royal authorities in the Californian peninsula during the last decades of the 18th century. The article addresses this struggle from the perspective of the central dilemma of the relationship of Church and State: Who holds the highest authority and to what extent can the Church participate in political governance, and political government in ecclesiastical administration?.

Keywords : Church; State; conflict; California; dominicans.

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