Definition of Sacerdotalism

1. Noun. A belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God.

Generic synonyms: Belief
Derivative terms: Sacerdotal

Definition of Sacerdotalism

1. n. The system, style, spirit, or character, of a priesthood, or sacerdotal order; devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order.

Definition of Sacerdotalism

1. Noun. The belief that priests can act as mediators between God and mankind ¹

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Definition of Sacerdotalism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sacerdotalism

sacculus laryngis
sacculus proprius
sacculus vestibuli
saccus conjunctivae
saccus endolymphaticus
saccus lacrimalis
saccus reuniens
sacer vates
sacerdotalism (current term)

Literary usage of Sacerdotalism

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1. The Precinct of Religion in the Culture of Humanity by Charles Gray Shaw (1908)
"sacerdotalism has given religion such an elevation that it has made it unsteady; ... sacerdotalism has turned away from positive, psychological religion, ..."

2. The United Church of the United States by Charles Woodruff Shields (1895)
"ITS ALLEGED sacerdotalism. It is further charged that this historic episcopate has bred sacerdotalism in the ministry.1 The candid Bishop Lightfoot has ..."

3. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"In one fundamental respect, then, the new sacerdotalism and the new ... But here precisely our criticism begins — what this sacerdotalism seeks to do, ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1875)
"Lawlessness, sacerdotalism, and Ritualism. By i Malcolm MacColl, MA 1875. 2. ' Contemporary Review.' June and July, 1875. THE whole country has watched with ..."

5. The Art-idea: Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture in America by James Jackson Jarves (1865)
"Gradual Divorce from sacerdotalism. — Final Freedom of tbe Artist. — Result. IGHTLY to understand art, we must ascertain its governing notions, ..."

6. Church and State in England & Wales, 1829-1906 by Michael John Fitzgerald McCarthy (1906)
"... and Gaume—Other ritualist societies—sacerdotalism in the Schools, the Army, ... sacerdotalism. Bishop Wilberforce obstructed its operations; ..."

7. Church and State in England & Wales, 1829-1906 by Michael John Fitzgerald McCarthy (1906)
"... feeling for many years, Lord Derby's Government appointed a royal commission in 1867 to inquire into the nature and extent of Anglican sacerdotalism. ..."

8. The Skeptics of the Italian Renaissance by John Owen (1893)
"REACTION AGAINST sacerdotalism. Among its other resuscitations and revivals the ... The results of sacerdotalism are to obliterate and distort man, ..."

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