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ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i əˌnɪz əm, ˌprɛs-Pres·by·te·ri·an·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Presbyterianism(noun)

    the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism

Wiktionary

  1. presbyterianism(Noun)

    That form of church government which invests presbyters with all spiritual power, and admits no prelates over them; also, the faith and polity of the Presbyterian churches, taken collectively.

  2. Presbyterianism(Noun)

    A form of Protestant Christianity based on Calvinism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presbyterianism(noun)

    that form of church government which invests presbyters with all spiritual power, and admits no prelates over them; also, the faith and polity of the Presbyterian churches, taken collectively

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. presbytrianisme.]

Freebase

  1. Presbyterianism

    Presbyterianism is a branch of Reformed Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles. Presbyterian churches derive their name from the presbyterian form of church government, which is government by representative assemblies of elders. Many Reformed churches are organized this way, but the word "Presbyterian," when capitalized, is often applied uniquely to the churches which trace their roots to the Scottish and English churches that bore that name and English political groups that formed during the Civil War. Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ. Presbyterian church government was ensured in Scotland by the Acts of Union in 1707 which created the kingdom of Great Britain. In fact, most Presbyterians found in England can trace a Scottish connection, and the Presbyterian denomination was also taken to North America mostly by Scots and Scots-Irish immigrants. The Presbyterian denominations in Scotland hold to the theology of Calvin and his immediate successors, although there is a range of theological views within contemporary Presbyterianism. Local congregations of churches which use presbyterian polity are governed by sessions made up of representatives of the congregation; a conciliar approach which is found at other levels of decision-making.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Presbyterianism

    that form of Church government which, discarding prelacy, regards all ministers in conclave as on the same level in rank and function, and which is the prevailing form of Church government in Scotland; inherited from Geneva, as also prevailing extensively in the United States of America. The government is administered by a gradation of courts, called "Kirk-Sessions," of office-bearers in connection with a particular congregation; "Presbyteries," in connection with a small district; "Synods," in connection with a larger; and finally a General Assembly or a Synod of the whole Church, which, besides managing the affairs of the collective body, forms a court of final appeal in disputed matters or cases.

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    The numerical value of Presbyterianism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presbyterianism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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