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denomination

1. a group having a distinctive interpretation of a religious faith and usually its own organization
2. a grade or unit in a series of designations of value, weight, measure, etc.

denomination

any subsection of the Christian Church (e.g. a former SECT, or a breakaway part of a former national church) which has become well established and has a substantial membership. Denominations are usually regarded as less dynamic than sects. As such, they are sometimes presented as the midpoint in a typology of forms of religious organization (see CHURCH-SECT TYPOLOGY).
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This was the first known study to use a parametric instrument to measure the MHL rates of a large and denominationally diverse sample of Christian clergy in the United States.
Rather, the work of theology today is about the church--ecumenically, denominationally, and locally getting its own house in order.
For example, we tackle HIV/AIDS denominationally instead of pooling our resources to address the crisis; and we embark on development and poverty alleviation programmes independently, when we could do so much more together.
Unfortunately, the opposition is ethnically and denominationally divided along Turkish-Kurdish and Sunni-Alevi lines.
Crashaw's women are humble but authoritative, exalted through their song but also limited poetically, and Prakas convincingly outlines all the ways Crashaw minimizes or adapts the potentially Catholic features of their stories to make them less fixed denominationally.
Receptive ecumenism is a new approach to reception that seeks to integrate theological dialogue with lived ecumenical relations, both locally and denominationally.
These countries are no longer so denominationally homogenous, and the younger generations are more and more interested in newer, non-traditional forms of religiosity.
44) Following on this "compromise," heated struggles over the control of education by various religious denominations (particularly Anglicans, Catholics, and Methodists) had been partially resolved in 1875 by the adoption of separate, denominationally segregated systems of education, controlled by the various churches.
On its face, the Program is denominationally neutral: nowhere in the Guidelines, Code of Conduct, or other formal materials will one find the expression of a preference for one faith over another when it comes to chaplaincy.
Taking heed to the 2014 “Walking Into A New Season," Bishop Willis moves beyond the conventional barriers by bringing culturally and denominationally diverse leaders to California to speak to a wide-range of perspectives, expertise and leadership.
It is aware of the fact that reaching this stage of the dialogue with the United States would mean the full relinquishing of a strategy which allowed it to outbid the Arabs in embracing the Palestinian cause and groups with which it converges ideologically and denominationally, and which it uses as a card to ensure its expansion and hegemony in the region, from its far Yemeni southern end to its Syrian north and Lebanese west.
Because this is largely a conservative denominationally affiliated sample, and based on their beliefs, it could be expected that the mate characteristics of similar religious background and chastity might be higher than studies done in different settings.