successionist

Related to successionist: secessionist, Secessionist movements

successionist

(səkˈsɛʃənɪst)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who advocates a succession (of an office, throne, title etc), esp in ecclesiology, the apostolic succession
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"Navigating the growing field of entrepreneurship inquiry: successionist and relational modes of theory development".
Torbet distinguished three theories of Baptist origins: 1) The Successionist Theory that Baptists could trace a direct and unbroken lineage from the New Testament, a theory largely debunked by historians; 2) the Anabaptist Spiritual Kinship theory that Baptists had a "spiritual relationship with the early Radical Reformers, but [had] difficulty of establishing any historical connection"; and 3) the English Separatist Descent theory that Baptists evolved out of the English Puritan tradition in its Calvinist and Arminian theological expressions.
We might call this the successionist view of history, to borrow Karen Barad's term for the Newtonian concept of space-time.
Critical realists draw a distinction between successionist and generative theories of causation (Bhaskar, 1998; 2010).
As van Fossen recounts, there have been some bizarre episodes, such as where successionist tax haven movements have occurred on islands away from the capital towns where the tax haven operations are normally centred.
The United States responded by reaching out to the growing Panamanian successionist movement.
Threaten Saudi Arabia by supporting successionist Shi'ites in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia where a great deal of the Kingdom's oil is located.
Answers typically range from successionist myths of "the trail of blood," to restorationist movements aimed at recovering primitive Christianity, to evangelical proclamations of the "simple" biblical message.
The Patriarch has expressed concern over the Russian Orthodox Church's support of separatism in the region by subsidizing Web sites that encourage successionist sentiments.
Critics of the changes claim that giving Indian communities autonomy could plant the seeds for future successionist movements.
fighting a bitter struggle with its successionist Southern states.
Apart from the deteriorating condition of the economy (following the recent deregulationist boom) and its bloated bureaucracy, India is faced with problems from Sri Lanka in the form of the successionist Tamil Tigers about whom Vajpayee remains ambivalent (Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Tamil Tiger).