churchly


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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.

churchly

(ˈtʃɜːtʃlɪ)
adj
appropriate to, associated with, or suggestive of church life and customs
ˈchurchliness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.churchly - resembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church; "churchlike silence"; "the pure fragrance of churchly incense"
religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"

churchly

adjective
Of or relating to a church or to an established religion:
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And yet that separate churchly order is soon violated when two of the nuns, sisters Fernanda (Plaza) and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) see the convent caretaker glancing at them and curse him out like sailors.
Then there is Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie, a professor at Durham University and a licensed lay preacher in the Church of England, who declares that understanding modernity requires understanding the history of Protestant Christianity, as he speedily marches from Luther and John Calvin and Henry VIII, through the English Civil War, witch burnings, the Christian promulgation and the Christian abolition of black slavery, Biblical criticism and the rise of liberal theology, churchly heroism and dishonor under the Third Reich, apartheid, the prosperity gospel in South Korea, the ascendancy of the American Religious Right and the decline of the American religious Left, and Pentecostalist speaking in tongues and miraculous healing.
Paul Althaus, in The Theology of Martin Tuther, rightly places the original meaning of the Reformation in the context of Luther's churchly commitment:
In addition to her leadership in churchly and campus roles, Blevins has been an active citizen in her community.
The word "guilt" has developed a strong churchly imprint in the last centuries.
After the Air Force, he enrolled in divinity school but switched to law at the University of Florida, supporting himself by serving as pastor at two different churches in Gainesville--which meant he was juggling two weekly sets of sermons and other churchly duties with his studies.
13) The churchly conservatives place a high priority on the activity of the churches as churches and look with suspicion on the work of parachurch organizations.
Our claim to universal and catholic churchly being and life, consciousness and mission, are for the most part obscured and denied by the crudest and basest expressions of ethnicism, nationalism (I would add sexism and racism) and simple human pride and vanity, both in the traditional "homelands" of orthodoxy and in the so-called "diaspora", a notoriously unchristian term.
Religion commonly involves structures of churchly or priestly power and authority, and often asserts substantial political claims.
The music of the Connecticut-born, Hollywood-based producer, aka Elliott Onofrio, has a similarly hair-raising quality, contrasting eerie piano flourishes and churchly choir swells with trap's bowel-shaking boom-bap.
Whitman considered Hick's theology of the Inner Light a mystical and radical democracy of the soul that freed people from churchly creeds, moral codes, and theological dogmas in the same way Jeffersonian democracy freed citizens from political totalitarianisms.
Scherer commented that, in Nairobi, "Assembly statements about 'confessing Christ' had a strongly Christocentric, Trinitarian, and churchly ring, echoing Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic influence but also responding to evangelical criticisms.