from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Strict adherence to the forms, principles, or discipline of some church, especially a state church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Strict adherence to the forms or principles of some church organization; sectarianism.
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- noun Strict
adherenceto the formsor principlesof some church organization.
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Mr. Churchill's ideas, on the other hand, represented a different concept, one which may be called churchism, or pietistic otherworldliness, a concept which encourages the church's retreat from the world.
_Guardian_ has got so completely into the leading strings of that churchism which is as poisonous in its feelings towards us, and its plans respecting us, as the simoon blast; that he will see measures going forward, which he must know are calculated, nay, intended, to trample us in the dust, and not even say one word, except in praise
The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada Egerton Ryerson 1842
In several cases entire "Separate" churches reached the conviction that the baptism of infants was not only without Scriptural warrant but was a chief corner-stone of state-churchism, and transformed themselves into Baptist churches.
In its local version churchism is parochialism, or total preoccupation with the church as an institution at the level of the local community.
As in the case of clericalism, so it is in the case of churchism.
It is because of our insecurity and fear that we develop these defensive attitudes of parochialism and churchism.
They need a church and religious teachers and members that have a sense of mission, a reason and purpose for living that is related to all the exciting meanings of human life, instead of being concerned with such irrelevancies as churchism, parochialism, institutionalism, and other modern idols.
It was knock-down and drag-out theology, the ruthless machinery of organized churchism - the rank materialism of things temporal - not the teachings of Christ and the spirit of the Christian religion
Partyism - churchism - will ever stick to its fetish.
The attempt he made to mediate between individualism and churchism is in some respects admirable.