antichurch

antichurch

(ˌæntɪˈtʃɜːtʃ)
adj
opposed to the beliefs, practices, and adherents of the Christian church
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However, the church criticized the practice--not for doctrinal reasons, Laqueur said, but mainly because the cremation societies promoting it were antichurch and anti-religion.
It was preserved de facto within the relevant departments of the Moscow and Leningrad conservatories, despite the Soviet states antichurch policies.
Menorca was among several INC ministers that top leaders suspect were responsible for the publication of antichurch articles.
10) Even when Wentworth agreed to representation of clergy from different denominations on the Senate, the university's governing body, Broughton did not change his criticism of the university as head of a national secular education system--'the great emporium of false and antichurch views in this hemisphere'.
Ironically, AU's antichurch politicking project actually grew out of a plot by churches to raise money for a Democratic candidate that was anchored in predominantly black churches.
Some theologians recognised the antichurch effect of modern thought schools and the growing fear of being associated with a church, caused by anti-religious attacks.
Not surprisingly, the antichurch movement is beginning to generate backlash.
Two years after his time in Basel, Falcke returned to eastern Germany, now the GDR, as the SED embarked on its most repressive phase of antichurch activity.
At the time of Virginia's convention, anti-establishment, antichurch tax sentiment was widespread.
In the context of Illich's comprehensive antimissionary program and continuing denunciations of the church, it is important to note that he never saw his project as antichurch or anti-Christianity and that he could conceive of missionary activity in a positive sense.
In this latter area, in particular, Wolfram paints a very different Conrad from Bresslau's unrelentingly secular ruler: '[w]hen it came to the ecclesiastical hierarchy, the Salian ruler did not pursue an antimonastic or antiepiscopal or even a broadly antichurch policy, nor would he have entertained one.
Pombal was a man of the Enlightenment with strongly antichurch opinions.