successionist


Related to successionist: secessionist, Secessionist movements

successionist

(səkˈsɛʃənɪst)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who advocates a succession (of an office, throne, title etc), esp in ecclesiology, the apostolic succession
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Neal chided the Particular Baptists for their seemingly successionist practice: Surely, he contended, there had to be a first person in this succession who was not himself baptized.
As van Fossen recounts, there have been some bizarre episodes, such as where successionist tax haven movements have occurred on islands away from the capital towns where the tax haven operations are normally centred.
Threaten Saudi Arabia by supporting successionist Shi'ites in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia where a great deal of the Kingdom's oil is located.
Answers typically range from successionist myths of "the trail of blood," to restorationist movements aimed at recovering primitive Christianity, to evangelical proclamations of the "simple" biblical message.
The Patriarch has expressed concern over the Russian Orthodox Church's support of separatism in the region by subsidizing Web sites that encourage successionist sentiments.
Critics of the changes claim that giving Indian communities autonomy could plant the seeds for future successionist movements.
fighting a bitter struggle with its successionist Southern states.
Apart from the deteriorating condition of the economy (following the recent deregulationist boom) and its bloated bureaucracy, India is faced with problems from Sri Lanka in the form of the successionist Tamil Tigers about whom Vajpayee remains ambivalent (Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Tamil Tiger).
At the age of eighteen, after barely surviving his sole battle in the Carlist successionist wars, the boy king Alfonso victoriously enters Madrid reciting the canto of the retreating monster with his tail flapping in his chest.
One of the most surprising and intriguing "ancestors" who appeared in successionist Baptist histories of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the late-medieval Oxford theologian, John Wyclif (d.
19) And American Baptist history as well as English Baptist history argues against the Landmarkist successionist view of baptism: