According to Cheng, denominationalism
was of little interest to the Chinese; in fact, it was only harmful, weakening Christians in their struggle against "the powerful force of heathenism.
Can and do we really need to break away from denominationalism
in order to make real progress in Christian unity?
These two arguments nicely complemented the essay by Ross Wentz treating cooperative denominationalism
after the Civil War as evidence of a liberal Christian spirit working through history toward the kingdom of God.
There is absolutely no room for fierce denominationalism
in Canada's rural areas.
These are exciting stories that don't deal with doctrine or denominationalism
In past denominationalism
projected into history gave the reader so often the impression that the only Christians, perhaps the only humans, to inhabit Canada were members of 'Denomination X.
In particular, Adorno examines the radio addresses of the 1940s American evangelist Martin Luther Thomas, who spoke openly against denominationalism
as a stagnant, institutionalized form of religion.
In their very useful collection Reimagining Denominationalism
Robert Mullin and Russell Richey ultimately say no, denominational history is important.
Jewish unity, Denominationalism
, and Post-Denominationalism
in the United States (New York: American Jewish Committee), 2005; also posted on the AJC.
For example, the chapter on religion in America presents the "church" and "sect" theories and reviews the literature on denominationalism
while the chapter on fundamentalism and evangelism also reviews the issue of globalization.
He suggests that just as God withdrew blessing from Israel before the exile, so has God now removed His blessing from denominationalism
- that ideology that maintains separation between Christians.
The decisions of ordinary churchmen were essential in moving the new nation from Anglicanism to evangelical faiths and from establishmentism to denominationalism
, arguably the most profound turning point in U.
, though its name is thoroughly modern, is an ancient and universal reality.
What is happening, in his opinion, is the end of denominationalism
Moving away from the certainty of conviction which characterizes church and sect, liberal denominationalism
has increasingly become the order of the day.