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confessionalism

(kənˈfɛʃənəlɪzəm)
n
the belief that a religion, esp Christianity, should have a set of essential doctrines to which members of that religion must adhere

confessionalism

an advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith as a prerequisite to membership in a religious group. — confessionalian, n., adj.
See also: Theology
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Conference proposals also advocated the urgent need to halt what it termed "misleading and brainwashing" attempts and discard the gear of "sectarianism, confessionalism and ethnicity" while spreading instead the concepts of dialogue and coexistence.
Even in poems that consider the self and her daily life, there is no confessionalism or egotism.
There are key issues mentioned in the Taif Accord that have not yet been tackled, such as administrative decentralization and the abolition of political confessionalism from the country's ruling system.
Detractors concluded that Lebanon was a hollow state bordering on fiction, but that reflected ignorance, and while the civil war failed to resolve key problems associated with confessionalism, the country survived even if the Taif Accords were not implemented.
These are elite capture, hidden behind confessionalism, and conflict and violence.
Among the topics are Habsburg confessionalism and confessional policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, contextualizing architecture and urbanization in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1878-1918, organized music-making in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Austro-Hungarian period, Kosta Hormann and Bosnia's encounter with modernity, and Ottoman Albanians and imperial rivalry in the Balkans after 1878.
No to confessionalism," the protesters chanted before being forced to abandon a planned march through the centre of Sanaa.
Maclean's intentions, though, should not lead to the misunderstanding that this book is a mere synthesis of previous scholarship; to his focus on the impact of confessionalism and commerce on scholarly publishing, he brings fresh evidence and original insights.
Now, the conflict between the Arabs using sectarianism and confessionalism as a pretext.
Al-Manaa spoke of "the convergence of views on refusal of any foreign interference with Syria's affairs and rejection of any form of confessionalism that would tarnish the image of the Syrian revolution.
The Lebanese had expected the exercise in Bkirki would come out with a formula to consolidate national unity, partnership, common living and national integration, and not promote tribalism, confessionalism and isolation.
Finally, the author eloquently raises questions of confessionalism in the Diocese of Geneva, for instance its significance in one's understanding of the Catholic Reformation in the cities.