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clerical

adjective accessory, ad administrationem pertimens, administrating, administrative, assistant, attendant, attending, auxiliary, ex officio, helping, intermediary
Associated concepts: clerical acts, clerical duties, clerical errors, clerical mistakes, clerical omissions
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Shaw writes: "The clericalist mind-set does functionally distort, disrupt and poison the Christian lives of members of the church, clergy and laity alike.
This Code was comprised of legislation based on a clericalist mind set that dated back to the early Middle Ages.
There is nothing surprising about this approach in a church that continues to labor under clericalist and hierarchical tutelage and where the vast majority of the people of God minister, serve, and worship at the behest of the clergy.
They do that by accepting the abuse of secrecy and clericalist culture as part of the god-given, intrinsic nature of the Church.
But, not surprisingly, during the interwar years, the church welcomed various attempts to appropriate fascist organizational techniques for clericalist purpose--hence, the good relations the papacy cultivated with Austrian "clerical fascism" in the early 1930s and with Antonio Salazar's "New Order," set up in Portugal in the preceding decade (p.
Herbert attempts to "steer a course between a retreating conformist Calvinism and an advancing Arminian authority" (41), "between clericalist and populist conceptions of pastoral conduct" (48), "between broad and narrow definitions of preaching" (51), and so on.
The HU-LCD would do this due to its clericalist agenda, while the Social Democrats would solve their clan's economic agenda, according to Donskis, who also wrote that democracy in Lithuania survives only due to EU membership.
Garvin supports that argument, laying out the shift from a rural to an urban Ireland as a major reason for change, coupled with a rejection of the very form of authoritarian clericalist Catholicism which was personified by McQuaid.
The new governments alternated between French Revolution style laicist regimes and clericalist conservative governments.
During the preceding three decades, the anti-clerical Radical Republicans had to restrain themselves, while dealing with an assortment of monarchists, clericalists, and the Republican right in the French Assembly.
They -- her focus is the conforming laity -- were neither clericalists nor anticlericalists.