Definitions

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  • n. The craft or skill of being a churchman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being a churchman; attachment to the church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a churchman.

Etymologies

From churchman +‎ -ship. Compare statesmanship. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He slung it out in vigorous quotations from his pulpit, point blank at the unreality, and formalism, and pharisaism, and love of this present evil world, which too often underlies the most precise "churchmanship" and the most punctual church-going.

    To My Younger Brethren Chapters on Pastoral Life and Work

  • We may be different branches of the seven golden candlesticks, varying and diversified in outward form and workmanship; but let us combine in "showing forth the praises of Him" who recognizes, as the one true "churchmanship," fidelity in shining for His glory "as lights in the world."

    The Mind of Jesus

  • : One of the more confounding aspects to the current crisis is the repeating confusion of traditional terms of "churchmanship" for the current divisions of theology.

    Stand Firm

  • "churchmanship" was pretty much what I imbibed from the people around me.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The top down management style of the ACoC and its insistence on making the local population accept their Ingham/Wall style views on churchmanship and theology has proven too much and the serfs are in revolt.

    Living the Vision in the Diocese of Niagara « Anglican Samizdat

  • “The proportion of homosexuals is just the same throughout the whole spectrum of Anglican churchmanship.”

    Beware of the Anglo-Catholics « Anglican Samizdat

  • The proportion of homosexuals is just the same throughout the whole spectrum of Anglican churchmanship.

    Beware of the Anglo-Catholics « Anglican Samizdat

  • But then came a need to look up the details of the Half-way Covenant, an obscure piece of Puritan churchmanship which laid the foundations for Unitarianism.

    Wiki Wise

  • The physical plant is beautiful, as is the neighbourhood, and the churchmanship (for what it matters these days) tends toward the Anglo-catholic but without the often-attendant preciousness.

    trinityboy Diary Entry

  • At the 1874 General Covention of the Episcopal Church, Blessed James DeKoven expressed the religious conviction that underlay his churchmanship with these words: You may take away from us, if you will, every external ceremony; you may take away altars, and super-altars, lights and incense and vestments; . . . and we will submit to you.

    Archive 2006-03-01

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