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- adj. Of or pertaining to congregationalism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who belongs to a Congregational church or society; one who holds to Congregationalism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds to the congregational principles of church government. See Congregationalism, 1.
- n. [capitalized] One of a denomination of Christians who hold to the congregational principle of church government, to the system of doctrines known as evangelical or orthodox, to the legitimacy of the baptism of infants, and to baptism by sprinkling.
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- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church
- n. a member of the Congregational Church
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What we are seeing from some reasserters is outward forms which are Anglican accompanied by an inward ecclessiology which is congregationalist.
The longest transposals look rather boring, since they are all minor variations: congregationalists congregationalists congregationalist congregationalist algorithmically logarithmically representatives representatives congregational congregational establishments establishments egocentrically geocentrically certifications rectifications consolidations disconsolation conservatoires conservatories
I wish, we would have preserved more of our congregationalist heritage instead of the super-Catholic obsession with control and authority.
As applied to religion, such requirements basically establish congregationalist forms of religion over hierarchical forms.
More women are empowered more by the Southern Baptist business meeting in those churches that haven't abandoned or marginalized the practice than by the installation of a few women in the pulpit in non-congregationalist churches, yet these empowered Southern Baptist women have not, apparently, felt the need to pollute the churches with feminist radicalism.
Perhaps the incredibly corrupt, capitalistic American evangelical churches which are usually congregationalist and loosely connected, if at all, to national churches have brought on this reputation, along with the Catholic church.
All of these groups receive UUA recognition, but not all of them are organized along congregationalist lines.
I grew up as a Christian (in a congregationalist church, so a very democratic and open church where the members make all the decisions and the minister is just a better (theologically) trained person) …
A friendly congregationalist looking at the Catholic Church would likely think of each parish as a church; and there are many who are part of denominations that see the Catholic Church as a whole as a denomination of church.
So, what does being a congregationalist say about Dean and how his faith might inform his political judgments?