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confessional

1. Christianity Chiefly RC Church a small stall, usually enclosed and divided by a screen or curtain, where a priest hears confessions
2. a book of penitential prayers

confessional

confessional
A small booth furnished with a seat for a priest and with a window, screen, or aperture so that the penitent, who is outside, may whisper in the priest’s ear without being seen.
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In Consorting with Angels (2005), the poet and critic Deryn Rees-Jones recognizes a problem for women who write confessionally, and summarizes the politics of this problem in a manner that is particularly relevant to Petit.
Lately, it has seemed that to work confessionally is an act of rebellion; that is, to be confessional, not just narrative, is to be working against an aesthetic, or contemporary--poetics, taboo.
The party as such represents the standpoint of "positive Christianity" without binding itself confessionally to a particular faith.
He said the vacuum was "unacceptable politically and unacceptable confessionally.
18) Within two decades, Jewish children in Mainz regularly attended both confessionally based Volkschulen (primary schools) and nondenominational Communalschulen or Simultanschulen (municipal schools).
In response to the Kulturkampf legislation, Catholic distrust of the German state increased and German Catholics withdrew into confessionally segregated milieux--social organizations, devotional societies, the Catholic press, and the political Catholicism of the Center Party.
Mainly Shiite, Hilla lies just beyond the edge of a confessionally mixed area south of the capital that earned the name Triangle of Death during the sectarian bloodshed that peaked in Iraq in 2006 and 2007.
53) They wrote, "Nothing may be rejected decisively and confessionally in one partner church which is binding dogma in another partner church.
Nonetheless, they have the potential of being overlooked by older, confessionally Reformed historiography because they could not practically maintain all the marks of a church demanded by Reformed ecclesiology: Word, sacrament, and discipline or institutional order.
Nasrallah, whose militant party fought a devastating war with Israel in 2006, accused the West, notably Washington, of aiming to turn Syria into "another Lebanon: confessionally divided .
The Shiite militia has clashed repeatedly with Sunni tribes as they have advanced into confessionally mixed or mainly Sunni areas of central Yemen since overrunning the capital last September.
s argument is nuanced and should be appreciatively heard among Evangelicals apart from the most confessionally oriented.