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consistory

A chamber used for a church court.
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Kevorkian's discussion of the Dresden court and its consistories in relation to religious life (chapter 4) is not as convincing as the surrounding chapters.
New attention was paid to Lutheran doctrine, and a revival of an awareness of Lutheran identity led to the building of new Lutheran congregations and to remarkable renewals, such as the appearance of women in consistories and ministries.
(8) By canon 353, consistories can be Ordinary or Extraordinary, Public or Secret.
On the paucity of official church sanctions through consistories against congregants practicing witchcraft and other deviltry see Philippe Chareyre, "'The Great Difficulties One Must Bear to Follow Jesus Christ': Morality at Sixteenth-Century Nimes," and Raymond Mentzer, "Marking the Taboo: Excommunication in French Reformed Churches," both in Raymond Mentzer, ed., Sin and the Calvinists: Morals Control and the Consistory in the Reformed Tradition, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, vol.
For instance, the Scottish kirk-sessions were much more preoccupied with sexual offenses than were consistories elsewhere.