American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A type of church government in which each local congregation is self-governing.
- n. The system of government and religious beliefs of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of church government based upon the autonomy of the individual congregation. It embodies three fundamental principles— that it is the right and duty of believers in Jesus Christ in every community to organize for Christian work and worship, and that such an organization is a Christian church;
- n. [capitalized] The system of ecclesiastical polity and religious doctrine maintained by the Congregational Church. See congregationalist, 2.
- n. Any of several forms of church organization in which each congregation is responsible for its own government
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That system of church organization which vests all ecclesiastical power in the assembled brotherhood of each local church.
- n. The faith and polity of the Congregational churches, taken collectively.
- n. system of beliefs and church government of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing
“Boland said that one of his pet peeves was the "congregationalism" in churches.”
“Limits of Unitarian Universalist congregationalism: "Unitarian Universalism" exists beyond the limits of congregational affiliation, and beyond the formal boundaries of the UUA.”
“The alternative to renewal as a unified movement could instead be a further move towards radical congregationalism - and for UUism to exist more as an umbrella group of various congregations and movements.”
“The odd place that we find ourselves today with Unitarian Universalism and the UUA is due in part to our embracing of non-creedalism and dencentralized authority through congregationalism coming historically from a Protestant Christian framework.”
“Next: Limits of Unitarian Universalist congregationalism.”
“The conversation about the limits of Unitarian Universalist congregationalism is one of the richest I've ever hosted in five years on this site.”
“Oops, I need to pay better attention, I meant to put that last comment in the congregationalism thread.”
“Previous: Limits of Unitarian Universalist congregationalism.”
“Some people identify "Unitarian Universalism" with liberal religious congregationalism.”
“This view seems to have especially strong support right now on the Board of Trustees and in some other leadership circles, where the Association's congregationalism — its "congregational polity" and the Association's accountability to its member congregations — is emphasized to the exclusion of support for extracongregational forms of UU life.”
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