Congregationalism


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system of beliefs and church government of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing

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In the "gathered" churches of Congregationalism, members "covenanted" with each other, while America itself was seen as a covenantal mission in the history of Christendom and the world.
In the introduction, Nickel disputes several scholarly presumptions: that Hemingway's rejection of Oak Park Congregationalism, spurred on in part by his traumatic WW I experience, constituted a rejection of religion in its entirety; that his conversion to Catholicism was not a formal ceremony; and that, due to his increasing interest in Pauline Pfeiffer, he was only a nominal Catholic.
In particular, one sees that the author weaves into the text a rich tapestry of the Protestant theological tradition, including the Swiss Reformed faith of Karl Barth and the Congregationalism of Jonathan Edwards.
Thus, Wheatley, along with her "bestie" Obour Tanner, bears witness to the ways in which black women create religious, literary, and "writing communities" (Bassard, Spiritual Interrogations 24) made up of those religious converts, faithful followers, and fellow readers and writers brought together by enslavement, geography, Congregationalism, Methodism, George Whitefield, or the Countess of Huntingdon.
16) This may owe, in part, to Emerson's publicly distancing himself from Unitarianism, Congregationalism, and (at times) tradition itself while more openly embracing his more recent transatlantic influences; (17) it has also been amplified by the transatlantic turn in American studies, which often tends to overlook the contributions of writers nearer to his land and dearer to his thinking.
Changing conceptions between the generation of English emigrants and those who had been born in America caused concerns over the nature of the church and the survival of congregationalism.
Clericalism at the top but congregationalism at the bottom proved the de facto compromise of the postconciliar African Church.
At the same time, however, the Concern movement's arguments for a more radical form of congregationalism did find expression, at least in scattered ways.
The local Church grounds the Orthodox notion of eucharistic ecclesiology, and this could result in congregationalism.
Noting the influence of Calvin and his Institutes on particulars of Congregationalism and Methodism (25-28), Carretta labels Wheatley a "pious Christian" (144).
British influence remained strong for several decades, during which the Merina court was converted to Presbyterianism, Congregationalism, and Anglicanism.
Presbyterians thought pure congregationalism would surrender the program of creating a godly society by basing it on little more than a "covenantal pledge to godly conduct" (43) within independent congregations free of synodal oversight.
And though it may be difficult to prove that all of the emigrants to Massachusetts Bay were inclined to congregationalism before their departure, it is clear they found the congregational way appealing once they arrived.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries both Presbyterianism and Congregationalism were powerhouses in American religion and remained so until the twentieth century when most Congregational Churches repudiated their heritage and joined a new group, the United Church of Christ.
54) Hugh Jackson, 'Religious Ideas and Practice in Australian Congregationalism 1870-1930', Part II, 441, 443.
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