Free Church

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Free Church

Chiefly Brit
a. any Protestant Church, esp the Presbyterian, other than the Established Church
b. (as modifier): Free-Church attitudes
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(90.) See the excellent study by Andrea Strubind, Die unfreie Freikirche: Der Bund der Baptistengemeinden im "Dritten Reich" (Neukirchen: Neukirchener Verlag, 1991).
He also discusses some current crucial problems: priest shortage and celibacy, and the resultant possible Protestantizing (442) of the Church into a Freikirche (191); ordination of women (he is in favor, but not optimistic); appointment of bishops, inner-churchly procedures such as doctrinal orthodoxy trials.
Wilhelm Huffmeier, "Volkskirche oder Freikirche? Eine Kortroverse uber zwei Konzeptionsbestimmungen kirchlichen Handelns," pp.
(212.) Strubind, Eifriger, 287-291, critiques the use of the terms Freikirche and Volkskirche in the historical literature.
(15.) As quoted in Andrea Strubind, Die unfreie Freikirche. Der Bund der Baptistengemeinden im 'Dritten Reich' (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1991), 303.
Walter Klaiber, "Freikirche: Kirche der Zukunft?" pp.