churchliness


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church·ly

 (chûrch′lē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a church.
2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a church: "aspires to the pure fragrance of churchly incense" (Martin Bernheimer).

church′li·ness n.
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The problem one immediately senses with this, and eventually with the book as a whole, is the extreme churchliness of the whole affair.
Echoing Harvey Cox, McLelland called for us to "free the Gospel even from our churchliness and our piety, that it may get a proper hearing in the world where it belongs.
10) As she rightly points out, the study of Orthodoxy in Russia has focused too much on churchliness (votserkovlenie) and not enough on other aspects of Orthodox religiosity.