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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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The sense of Christian oneness was intense, but so also was the commitment to denominationally divisive doctrines and practices.
27) Newspapers were especially important for shaping the Christian as reader, usually in a denominationally specific way, as weekly editions encouraged regularized rituals of reading.
Denominationally it represented, besides German Protestantism, Pentecostal-charismatic, evangelical, African Indigenous, Methodist and Adventist theologies.
In the letter a denominationally unidentified group of believers protested the role of the state commission in the registration process which they suggested contradicted Article 8 of the constitution prohibiting state intervention in religious life.
But even in Quebec, which had enjoyed more than two centuries of Catholic educational dominance, and in Newfoundland, which entered the Dominion in 1948 with an explicit guarantee for its government-funded but denominationally administered school system, the tide of de-christianization has proven irresistible, and education has been secularized.
However, we were able to bring together a denominationally and regionally diverse group of facilitators.
Younger folk, not as denominationally loyal as their parents, look for the church to meet their needs.
The Iglesia Evangelista Bautista del Centro in Buenos Aires is, denominationally speaking, a Baptist congregation but one which has experienced a renewal and received "a great flew vision".
The Millerites won over many adherents during the late 1830s and early 1840s, and townshippers often resisted the wishes of British missionaries, for example by insisting on community, not denominationally oriented, Sunday schools and cemeteries, a sign that Yankee voluntarism and local democracy were alive and well.
Very few among the denominationally domesticated dare to claim the freedom to venture beyond their parochial boundaries and join hands with others to address matters of common concern.
Mary knows the most efficient, politically correct, denominationally sanctioned way to reach out is to write a cheque.