Disciples of Christ

Disciples of Christ
Disciple Dis*ci"ple, n. [OE. disciple, deciple, OF. disciple, fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere to learn (akin to docere to teach; see {Docile}) + prob. a root meaning to turn or drive, as in L. pellere to drive (see {Pulse}).] One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior. [1913 Webster]

{The disciples}, or {The twelve disciples}, the twelve selected companions of Jesus; -- also called {the apostles}.

{Disciples of Christ}. See {Christian}, n., 3, and {Campbellite}.

Syn: Learner; scholar; pupil; follower; adherent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Disciples of Christ — • A sect founded in the United States of America by Alexander Campbell Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Disciples of Christ     Disciples of Christ      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Disciples of Christ —   [dɪ saɪplz ɔv kraɪst; englisch »Jünger Christi«], amerikanische Freikirche, ab 1809 an der »Frontier« (Grenzgebiet zum Westen) durch die Wirksamkeit der ursprünglich presbyterianischen Pfarrer Thomas (* 1763, ✝ 1854) und Alexander Campbell (*… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Disciples of Christ — ☆ Disciples of Christ n. a Protestant denomination, founded c. 1809 by Alexander Campbell, that makes the Bible the only basis for faith and practice, and baptizes by immersion …   English World dictionary

  • Disciples of Christ — a Christian denomination, founded in the U.S. by Alexander Campbell in the early part of the 19th century, that rejects all creeds, holds the Bible as a sufficient rule of faith and practice, administers baptism by immersion, celebrates the Lord… …   Universalium

  • Disciples of Christ — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Lehre, Struktur Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst. Christian Church (Disciples of C …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Disciples of Christ — Christian Chris tian, n. [L. christianus, Gr. ?; cf. AS. cristen. See {Christ}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disciples of Christ — Dis|ci|ples of Christ auch: Dis|cip|les of Christ 〈[dısaıpəls ɔv kraıst] Pl. 〉 eine Gruppe innerhalb der baptistischen Kirche (vor allem in Kanada u. den USA) [Etym.: engl., »Anhänger, Jünger Christi«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Disciples of Christ — Dis|ci|ples* of Christ [di saiplz əv kraist] die (Plur.) <engl. ; »Jünger Christi«> Zweig der Baptisten in den USA u. in Kanada …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Disciples of Christ — noun a denomination of Christians, founded in the US in the early part of the 19th century by Alexander Campbell (1788–1866), which, seeking the unity of all Christians, rejects all creeds, accepts the Bible as a sufficient rule of faith and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Disciples of Christ — noun a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only source of true Christian faith and practices baptism by immersion • Syn: ↑Christian Church • Hypernyms: ↑Protestant denomination …   Useful english dictionary

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