churchliness


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church·ly

 (chûrch′lē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a church.
2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a church: "aspires to the pure fragrance of churchly incense" (Martin Bernheimer).

church′li·ness n.
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Echoing Harvey Cox, McLelland called for us to "free the Gospel even from our churchliness and our piety, that it may get a proper hearing in the world where it belongs.