denominationalism :

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

  • I have little patience with the persons who are saying there is no place for denominationalism.
  • Methodist Bishop Lloyd Wicke of New York is "not convinced that denominationalism is an absolute evil.
  • To these people the theologians apologize for the "tragic faults" of dogmatic denominationalism, for credal, ritual and other church abuses.

  • David Daniels in Episcopal News Service
    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."

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