denominationalism


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  • noun

Synonyms for denominationalism

a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination

the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations

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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.
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.
Denominationalism, 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.