denominationalism denominationalism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination
  2. (n) the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations

Usage(s):

  1. I have little patience with the persons who are saying there is no place for denominationalism.
  2. Hardest job may be sorting the candidates out by denominations : thus far, most of the servicemen applicants have exhibited a vast indifference to denominationalism.
  3. I am pretty well briefed in those twin evils with which Protestantism currently is striving; namely, secularism and denominationalism.

Quotes

  • Dr. David Daniels III, professor of church history at McCormick Theological Seminary, called for an ecumenism which would "reach out beyond American denominationalism, link apostolic faith with apostolic power, and combat racism at every level."
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: David Daniels Source: Episcopal News Service

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