ecclesiasticism

NOUN
  1. excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities
    their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion
  2. religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices
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How To Use ecclesiasticism In A Sentence

  • The book is rigidly suppressed by the authorities of most countries, and by all branches of ornaised ecclesiasticism. Frequently Asked Questions about the Work on the Nrcromonicon Version 1.2 by Kendrick Kerwin Chua
  • Both of these men brought an atmosphere of grim ecclesiasticism into the house. Jennie Gerhardt
  • There is also here laid down for us the great principle, as against all narrowness and all externalism, and all so-called ecclesiasticism, that to be joined to Jesus Christ is the one condition which brings a man into the blessed unity of the Church. Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John
  • He gives us this contradiction that human thought is at once the grandeur and destruction of life — an opinion imbued with ecclesiasticism, confusing thought with passion. Balzac
  • In 1890 Wisconsin Governor William D. Hoard claimed that German-Americans were engaged in a conspiracy to darken the understanding of the children, and called for native born Americans to fight alienism and selfish ecclesiasticism by closing all German language schools in the state and making education in government schooling compulsory. Alex Nowrasteh: 40 Million Reasons to Celebrate
  • It is known that the Orthodox Churches' reservation is based on the fact that they don't see a theological foundation that justifies the existence of the Eastern Catholic Churches, while for the Catholic Church the fact of their full communion with the Apostolic See of Rome with the bonds of the profession of the faith, of the sacraments and of the ecclesiastical government, justifies their ecclesiasticism and canonicity. Challenges of Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
  • their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion
  • He has been converted to the Catholicism of the American Bishops, if not to the ecclesiasticism of Rome.
  • I don't like what may be called ecclesiasticism, partly because it emphasizes the intellectual side of belief, partly because it tries to cast a slur on the people who don't like ceremonial, and whom it does not suit ” and most of all because ecclesiasticism aims at making you believe that other people can transact spiritual business on your account. Father Payne
  • Sphere sovereignty is an alternative to the world views of ecclesiasticism and secularism (especially in its Statist form).
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