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The '''Hierocracy''' had been a time when the Vorin Church attempted to rule on [[Roshar]] politically rather than merely acting as spiritual guides. The Church tried to conquer the world and control the people "for their own good." Priests controlled what people learned, what religious paths they followed, and the overall doctrine, because they claimed that the common people could not understand theology. They justified this with visions and prophesy they claimed to see.
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The '''Hierocracy''' was a time when the [[Vorinism|Vorin Church]] attempted to rule on [[Roshar]] politically rather than merely acting as a spiritual guide. The Church tried to conquer the world and control the people "for their own good." Priests controlled what people learned, what religious paths they followed, and the overall doctrine, because they claimed that the common people could not understand theology. They justified this with visions and prophecy they claimed to see.
   
 
{{Quote|They were taught to follow the priests. Not the Almighty or the Heralds, but the priests.| Kadash {{book ref|twok|18}}}}
 
{{Quote|They were taught to follow the priests. Not the Almighty or the Heralds, but the priests.| Kadash {{book ref|twok|18}}}}
   
These priests were eventually cast down by the [[Sunmaker]] in the [[War of Loss]] and the Vorin Church was split into the devotaries.{{book ref|twok|18}}{{book ref|twok|36}}
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These priests were eventually cast down by the [[Sunmaker]] in the [[War of Loss]] and the [[Vorinism|Vorin Church]] was split into the devotaries.{{book ref|twok|18}}{{book ref|twok|36}}
   
In the present day the Hierocracy was considered the failure of Vorinism.{{book ref|twok|45}}
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In the present day the Hierocracy is considered the failure of [[Vorinism]].{{book ref|twok|45}}
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

Revision as of 17:57, 19 July 2015

The Hierocracy was a time when the Vorin Church attempted to rule on Roshar politically rather than merely acting as a spiritual guide. The Church tried to conquer the world and control the people "for their own good." Priests controlled what people learned, what religious paths they followed, and the overall doctrine, because they claimed that the common people could not understand theology. They justified this with visions and prophecy they claimed to see.

They were taught to follow the priests. Not the Almighty or the Heralds, but the priests.

— Kadash [1]

These priests were eventually cast down by the Sunmaker in the War of Loss and the Vorin Church was split into the devotaries.[1][2]

In the present day the Hierocracy is considered the failure of Vorinism.[3]

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