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confessionally

(kənˈfɛʃənəlɪ)
adv
in a confessional manner
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Even if in the vast majority of cases metrical books remained confessionally specific, elements of civil registration did make their way into the existing system.
Schaaf observed that for Loehe "The desire for unity with confessionally minded Lutherans was stronger than the fear of congregationalism." (28)
Thesis II is that which is most relevant for our discussion: "Beyond that, a realistic principle of faith should apply: Nothing may be rejected decisively and confessionally in one partner church which is binding dogma in another partner church." [26] The strength of this approach is that it recognizes the historical formulations that have grown up in our separate lives, and it allows for these different formulations of truth, while it never asks for great changes or denial.
Increasingly, there is less tolerance in our culture for an explicit Christian social witness through confessionally qualified semi-public institutions.
And when we use technology, we can use it "confessionally," acknowledging our complicity in the degradation of the planet and the oppression of the poor.
The Taif Agreement included a redistribution of political power away from the Christian President toward the confessionally mixed Council of Ministers, the Sunni Prime Minister, and the Shiite Speaker of Parliament.
Glenny adds that the peaceful transition of Bosnia into confessionally based cantons was agreed upon in Lisbon on March 18, 1991, by Izetbegovic, the Bosnian Serb Radovan Karadzic and the Croat Stjepan Kljuic, but "Izetbegovic, under pressure from his own hardliners, renounced the agreement.
When I read it, I remember Doc Williams giving me lectures on the distinction between "big shot learning," as he put it, and "our daily conduct." Throughout Paterson he reminds us (sometimes confessionally) that one can be learned, indeed, gifted with the muse, a great success, and not necessarily a kind and thoughtful person.
The Civil War saw most of the neighborhood's wealthiest residents leave for more stable, confessionally uniform, parts of the country.
Now I have to say that this text is neither confessionally Lutheran nor confessionally Reformed; here we really hear the voice of the Confessing Church ..." (27) Other speakers from the "confessional" churches and "confessional" groups had similar things to say and emphasized the spiritual or Spirit-given experience of confessing the faith in common despite the differences of confession that had until now divided the churches: "We too have accepted it as God's gift that, in time of need, the confessing Christians of the different Reformation confessions have been bound together under one yoke, and we are persuaded that it is the yoke of Christ." (28)
This rift persisted with the propagation of The Six Articles, which turned out to be "neither Catholic nor Lutheran, not really anything confessionally recognizable." The reason, says Schofield, is that Henry "was carving out his own, independent theological path" (124).