Low Church

Low Church
adjective Date: 1703 tending especially in Anglican worship to minimize emphasis on the priesthood, sacraments, and ceremonial in worship and often to emphasize evangelical principles

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  • Low Church — • The name given to one of the three parties or doctrinal tendencies that prevail in the Established Church of England and its daughter Churches, the correlatives being High Church and Broad Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Low… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Low church — is a term of distinction in the Church of England or other Anglican churches initially designed to be pejorative. During the series of doctrinal and ecclesiastic challenges to the established church in the 16th and 17th centuries, commentators… …   Wikipedia

  • Low Church — ist im Anglikanismus der Gegenbegriff zu High Church. Es ist zunächst ein theologisch gemeinter Ausdruck, der dem hohen , d. h. sakramentalen und episkopalen Kirchenbegriff der katholisierenden High Church Richtung eine eher protestantisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Low Church — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low Church —   [ ləʊ tʃəːtʃ] die, , eine im 18. Jahrhundert in der Kirche von England entstandene und in der Anglikanischen Kirchengemeinschaft neben der Broad Church Party und der High Church verbreitete Richtung, die den reformierten Glauben mit sozialem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Low-Church — «LOH CHURCH», adjective. of or having to do with a party in the Anglican Communion that lays little stress on the priestly character of the Church. Low Church, a party maintaining Low Church practices …   Useful english dictionary

  • Low Church — Low′ Church′ adj. rel pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican Church that emphasizes evangelicalism over the sacraments, church rituals, and church authority Compare High Church Broad Church • Etymology: 1695–1705 Low′ Church′man, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Low-church — a. Not placing a high estimate on ecclesiastical organizations or forms; applied especially to Episcopalians, and opposed to {high church}. See {High Church}, under {High}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low Church — n. a liberal, evangelical party of the Anglican Church that attaches relatively little importance to traditional rituals and doctrines: distinguished from HIGH CHURCH Low Church adj …   English World dictionary

  • Low Church — 〈[loʊ tʃœ:tʃ] f.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.〉 Glaubensgemeinschaft innerhalb der anglikan. Kirche, die vom Methodismus beeinflusst ist; →a. s. High Church [Etym.: <engl. low »niedrig« + church »Kirche«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Low Church — [ lou tʃə:tʃ] die; <aus engl. Low Church, eigtl. »niedere Kirche«> vom ↑Methodismus beeinflusste Richtung in der ↑anglikanischen Kirche …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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