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ECCLESIASTICAL. Belonging to, or set apart for the church; as, distinguished from civil or secular. Vide Church.

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Ecclesiastically they are or were a chapelry of Rochdale in the way that Honley was once a chapelry of Almondbury.
If the former approach risked its own fantasies about heresy, the latter exchanges courageous, creative rebels for empty, ecclesiastically tailored costumes.
We see then that the use of the category casus or status confessionis permitted Lutheranism to oppose, ecclesiastically and ethically, Roman Catholic medieval absolutism, Nazi fascism and the racist policies of South Africa.
That the Baptist rejection of infant baptism does not grow out of a pretension to possess the only ecclesiastically valid baptism is made apparent by the reference: "When Lutheran, Reformed, and United churches baptize adults after they have made their confession of faith, this baptism is recognized by Baptist congregations as biblically legitimate and valid.
This is obvious in the full title of the book Leviathan: The Matter, Forme, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastically and Civil.
Clearly conceived as a fitting international spiritual gateway at Britain's most important seaport, the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, conceived in 1928, would have welcomed the faithful symbolically and ecclesiastically.
Indeed, it is the ability to provide content that is ecclesiastically authoritative, theologically informative, socially relevant, and spiritually nurturing that describes what is most characteristic of good inculturated preaching by and for Latinos.
This subordination is relatively less evident in Berman's first volume because it is focused on a revolution the nature and scope of which was religiously or ecclesiastically defined (i.
Authorities may ensure that the waters of Lourdes flow only in ecclesiastically approved faucets, but the Lady is not so easily channeled.
All looks modern today but King Offa of Mercia features in the history and it is still ecclesiastically known as Nuthurst cum Hockley Heath.
As a later scholar, Laurence Shook, put it, "This event was an astounding one both politically and ecclesiastically.