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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, although autocephalous ecclesiastically, in reality was very closely linked to the Byzantine Church throughout most of the middle Byzantine period, particularly in liturgical terms.
Of these three movements, the Ethiopian is the smallest, and it remains ecclesiastically closest to the mainline churches, while the Zionist and Apostolic movements have assimilated more of traditional African culture and religion.
They seemed too self-effacing, not only about themselves but also about Call to Action, to fit the description of ecclesiastically dangerous.
Nevertheless, locality is ecclesiastically legitimate only when interwoven with ecumenicity.
No doubt such claims were more impressive when backed up with an army, nevertheless kingship and queenship represent a historical example of ecclesiastically supported ordination which later Roman Catholic theology judged not to be ordination at all.
Thus, private Christianity is never understood as ecclesiastically limited or as a retreat from society.
The empirical reality, however, is that the church's God-given unity is obscured by divisions deriving from the several histories of the Christian churches, and by the propensity for some parachurch organizations to go their own ecclesiastically unaccountable ways.
One can only hope that the campaign will not degenerate into another religiously partisan and ecclesiastically divisive event, to the consequent discredit of the Catholic church and its hierarchy.
81) In these hagiographies written by men, Hollywood alleges, the women's bodily renunciations and forms of devotion are depicted as conventional ascetic practices that kept within the bounds of ecclesiastically regulated propriety, whereas Mechthild of Magdeburg's and Marguerite Porete's own treatises express a less restrained devotion.
Having been successfully defended, the thesis was included in 1634 in the first volume of Ripalda's ecclesiastically approved De ente supernaturali in its Disputatio 20.
32) The outpouring of the Spirit on peoples who had been dominated politically, militarily, economically, and ecclesiastically by colonial masters signaled that the hour for indigenous leadership had arrived.
Politically and ecclesiastically, the close association of church and crown accounts for this to a large extent--and had not inconsiderable disadvantages.
86) This is why the spiritual life of faith has an ecclesiastically mediated impetus toward personal appropriation of the imago Dei.
The one exception was the district of Ncheu, which is ecclesiastically part of Blantyre Synod; here the vote was more than 80 percent for change, the pattern elsewhere in the country.