ecclesiasticism


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Words related to ecclesiasticism

excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities

religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices

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Their agendas were a mixture of old-fashioned ecclesiasticism and humanism, a distinction that is evidently invisible to Worster.
The tensions caused by the "imposition of Catholic ecclesiasticism upon Egyptian Christianity" towards the end of the second century lead in the "succeeding centuries to the natural, if not inevitable, result," the emergence of an Egyptian Coptic Church after Chalcedon (p.
The last letter deplored the anti-suffrage meeting held at the Queen's Hall on July 10, 1910, when the two principal speakers "in no uncertain terms declared that their real enemy was ecclesiasticism," then went on to argue that the power of the clergy "under women suffrage would be enormously enhanced," because "women were a prey to the allurements of a ceremonial Church.
To be sure, Wink on occasion has positive things to say about ecclesiasticism and apocalyptic.
In the paper he gave in 1925 at the Foreign Missions Convention in Washington, "The Aim and Motive of Foreign Missions," Jones described the development of his radical methodology as a means of separating Christ from the view that missionaries were creed-mongers, forerunners of imperialism and capitalism, and supporters of domineering ecclesiasticism.
concern sprang from both their effort to differentiate themselves from Catholic ecclesiasticism and from the Southern Baptist imperative to respond to the ecumenical movement.
The second is the institutional ecclesiasticisms and theologies that are generated in response to this--the organising of cult or church.