churchianity


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churchianity

(ˌtʃɜːtʃɪˈænɪtɪ)
n
(Christian Churches, other) censorious loyalty to the church rather than Christianity
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What is needed is to go beyond this tempest in the tea cup of churches or Churchianity, in order to construct a unified humanity for which alone the SON OF MAN came and taught us to pray: Our Father.
Churchianity is a disabling misrepresentation of Christianity.
In Beyond Churchianity, a memoir, Howlett remembers and reflects on his life and his changing and growing understanding of faith and church.
And there is rejoicing also among those of your fellow citizens whose heart beats even more warmly for God than for political freedom, that they may speak Christian truth, no longer crippled by a control system that limited the Word to a monopolizing churchianity alone--so that the truth was permanently hidden from you that Christianity and state-priesterdom are just as different from each other as Christ and Caiaphas.
But serious subdued discussions are going on among scholars and theologians who love the good of the church and want to refashion it according to the mind of Jesus, not according to the mind of empire builders in churches who are at best imitators of the political parties of our times going after power, position and pelf, not service to the needy when they fight for their particular Rites or brands of churchianity.
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