Disciples of Christ

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 life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ. [1913 Webster]

The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. --Acts xi. 26. [1913 Webster]

2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eccl.) (a) One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called {Disciples of Christ}, and {Campbellites}. (b) One of a sect (called {Christian Connection}) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice. [1913 Webster]

Note: In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members of the sects, kr[=i]s"chan. [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 — 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… …   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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