churchmanship


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church·man

 (chûrch′mən)
n.
1. A man who is a cleric.
2. A man who is a member of a church.

church′man·ly adj.
church′man·ship′ n.
References in classic literature ?
Protestantism sat at ease, unmindful of schisms, careless of proselytism: Dissent was an inheritance along with a superior pew and a business connection; and Churchmanship only wondered contemptuously at Dissent as a foolish habit that clung greatly to families in the grocery and chandlering lines, though not incompatible with prosperous wholesale dealing.
We do not and cannot begin by making a distinction between our Christianity and our churchmanship.
The debate over language to some extent cut across divisions of churchmanship but other issues exacerbated those differences.
The voluntarism and independence of action that is inherent in Simeon's missionary agenda stands in contrast with his churchmanship.
It was concluded with a decision which was a rather contradictory compromise, but maybe at the same time reflecting Baptist churchmanship at its best.
Saviour's is freshly revisited, showing the limitations of Hook's pre-Tractarian high churchmanship.
He drew on a large number of Christian scholars, from a wide range of churchmanship and theological opinion.
High Churchmanship was dominant among the bishops on both sides of the Palmerston era.
Clearly, Bishop Demby was drawn to the Episcopal Church by the attraction of a very high churchmanship.
For the Oxford movement see Owen Chadwick, The Mind of the Oxford Movement (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1960); Peter Benedict Nockles, The Oxford Movement in Context, Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760-1857 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994); Robert Bruce Mullin, Episcopal Vision/American Reality: High Church Theology and Social Thought in Evangelical America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986), 149-77; Stanton, The Gothic Revival.
Though Berry's concepts of churchmanship can be traced to the influence of the great Congregationalist divine, R.
Manning's authoritative high churchmanship owes much to Leslie's Regale, which he edited anonymously in 1838.