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They controlled the status of the persons soul. Do what I say or you will be smited by god and go to hell when you die.

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Q: How did the priests keep the power in theocracies?
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Why can Sumerian city states be called theocracies?

In a number of the Sumerian City-States, the priests wielded direct political power. This would make them theocracies.


Why can the sumerian city-states be called theocracies?

In a number of the Sumerian City-States, the priests wielded direct political power. This would make them theocracies.


Why can the sumerians city-states be called theocracies?

In a number of the Sumerian City-States, the priests wielded direct political power. This would make them theocracies.


Why can the Sumerian city-state be called theocracies?

In a number of the Sumerian City-States, the priests wielded direct political power. This would make them theocracies.


Who has the power in theocracies?

The Leaders of the church have the power, and is derived from God.


Who has the power of theocracies?

im pretty sure my mom doesn't keep the power


How do theocracies get their power?

By the will of God, Rising through the ranks of that religion.


How does a theocracy differ from a monarchy?

Monarchy is rule by a king, prince, emir, sultan, or other hereditary power-holder. Theocracy is rule by a religious leader or a person who is believed to be a god-in-the-flesh. In many societies, monarchies have been theocracies since the king was believed to be a physical god, such as in ancient Egypt or as recently as World War II Japan. However, you can have monarchies that are either secular states or states where there is an official religion, but this religion does not have ruling power. You can also have theocracies where the rulership comes to power via internal appointment or quasi-democratic election as opposed to heredity, so these would be non-monarchic theocracies.


What are some of the accusations that Martin Luther makes against the church and its abuse of power?

Priests accepting indulgences. Priests having children. Priests valuing money even though they took a vow of poverty. Priests abusing their power.


What are the powers of the parish priests?

priests do not necessarily have "power" they are there to serve the people who are members of the church


How is power distributed in a theocracy?

Among priests.


How is power gained in a Theocracies?

Assuming a traditional theocracy, power is gained by being a recognized interpreter of the Divine Will. In Ancient Egyptian society, becoming a priest of a key god like Amun Re helped you accede to political power.