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Presbyterianism

(Encyclopedia) Presbyterianism, form of Christian church organization based on administration by a hierarchy of courts composed of clerical and lay presbyters. Holding a position between episcopacy (governmen...

The Devil's Dictionary: Presbyterian

by Ambrose Bierce PREROGATIVEPRESCRIPTIONPRESBYTERIAN -n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters. …

Brewer's: Presbyterian

(See Blue.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PrescottPreposterous A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …

United Presbyterian Church

(Encyclopedia) United Presbyterian Church, two denominations of Presbyterianism . 1 In Scotland, the United Presbyterian Church was formed by the union (1847) of the United Secession Church with ...

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

(Encyclopedia) Cumberland Presbyterian Church, branch of the Presbyterian Church in the United States founded in 1810. In 1906 many of its congregations were united with the main body of the church. It began ...

Machen, John Gresham

(Encyclopedia) Machen, John Gresham grĕ´səm mā´chən [key], 1881–1937, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. Baltimore. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1914, he became a leader of the fundamentalist...

United Church of Canada

(Encyclopedia) United Church of Canada, Protestant denomination formed in 1925 by the union of the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches in Canada. A large number of Presbyterian congregations,...

McGready, James

(Encyclopedia) McGready, James məgrā´dē [key], c.1758–1817, American Presbyterian minister and evangelist, b. Pennsylvania. His preaching (1797–99) in Logan co., Ky., began the great religious reviva...

Barnes, Albert

(Encyclopedia) Barnes, Albert, 1798–1870, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. Rome, N.Y. From 1830 he was pastor of the First Church in Philadelphia, mother church of the Presbyterian denomination in Americ...