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  Church of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion.
The Church of England traces its formal corporate history from the 597 Augustinian mission, stresses its continuity and identity with the primitive universal Western church, and notes the consolidation of its particular independent and national character in the post-Reformation events of Tudor England.
In Scotland, the Church of Scotland is recognised in law (Church of Scotland Act 1921) as the "national church", but since 1929 it has not been "established" in the same manner as the Church of England.
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 State religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Its largest surviving offshoots are the Free Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland.
The Church of Ireland was disestablished in 1869 and the Church of England was disestablished in Wales in 1920, becoming the Church in Wales.
With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the prohibition on established churches was interpreted as a general prohibition on state support of religion.
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 Established Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In English history, the Established Church is the Church of England, the church which is established by the Government, supported by it, and of which the monarch is the titular head; until 1920 it also held the same position in Wales.
The Church of Scotland is the Established Church in Scotland but is independent of parliament rather than being subject to it.
In a more general sense, the Established Church is the church officially sanctioned and supported by the government of a country (for example, the Lutheran Church in the case of Sweden, or the Roman Catholic Church in the case of Argentina).
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 England, Church of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The church is established, and all episcopal appointments are still made by the crown; however, the clergy are not paid by the state.
In 1919 the Church Assembly was established, consisting of three houses: the upper and lower houses of convocation (i.e., the bishops and other clergy) and an elected house of laity, with the power to prepare measures for enactment by Parliament.
During the Middle Ages the church in England was affected by the same clashes that bedevilled the relationship between church and state elsewhere in Europe.
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 The Church of England
Under Charles I, the "popish" High-Church policies of the Arminian William Laud alienated the Puritan wing of the Church, and after the victory of Cromwell's (frequently Puritan) parliamentarians over Charles's (frequently Catholic) Royalists in the Civil Wars of 1642-1651, the Anglican Church, by now the Church of England, was largely dismantled.
The Puritan emphasis on individualism, however, made the establishment of a national Presbyterian Church during the Interregnum impossible, and the Restoration of the Monarchy under Charles II in 1660 facilitated the re-establishment of the Anglican Church, purged of Puritans, who split into various dissenting factions.
Although the real authority of the Church diminished thereafter, evangelical fervor diminished as well, and there was a considerable movement of industrial wealth from the old Nonconformists to the established church.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Established Church of Scotland
The claim of the Church to legislative independence was rudely brushed aside by the President of the Court of Session, in his famous declaration that "the temporal head of the Church is Parliament, from whose acts alone it exists as the national Church, and from which alone it derives all its powers".
The Established Church, shorn by the Disruption, of all the men who had been most prominent in promoting the evangelical revival, swept from its statute-book everything disallowed by the civil courts, became again "moderate" in its polity, and frankly Erastian in its absolute subservience to the civil power.
The Established Church of Scotland maintains that her system of government, by kirk-sessions, presbyteries, synods, and the General Assembly, is "agreeable to the Word of God and acceptable to the people"; but she does not claim for it exclusively the Divine sanction and authority.
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The description of the Church as God's temple, in which the disciples are "living stones" (I Peter, ii, 5), is scarcely less frequent in the Apostolic writings than is the metaphor of the body.
There is, it is plain, but one Church, in which is found the unity we have described -- in the Catholic Church, united under the government of the supreme pontiff, and acknowledging all that he teaches in his capacity as the infallible guide of the Church.
When the Church points to sanctity as one of her notes, it is manifest that what is meant is a sanctity of such a kind as excludes the supposition of any natural origin.
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 Articles - State religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These offshoots lost the established status of their parent, but since 1929 the reunited Church of Scotland has considered itself to be a "national church" rather than an established church, as it is entirely independent of state control in matters spirtitual.
The Russian Federation recognizes the Russian Orthodox Church, the main sub-branch of the greater Eastern Orthodox Church, as well as Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam as all "official" and "indigenous" to Russian soil.
In several colonies, the establishment ceased to exist in practice at the Revolution, about 1776; this is the date of legal abolition.
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 Stapenhill: Established church | British History Online
The dedication of Stapenhill church to St. Peter, recorded in the 16th century, suggests a pre-Conquest foundation, that being a common dedication in the Anglo-Saxon period.
According to an early 16th-century history of the abbots of Burton, Stapenhill church was given to the abbey by Abbot Beohtric, either the abbot 1027-1050 or his namesake 1066 (or 1067)-1085.
Furnishings and Fittings The circular medieval stone font which was in the church in the early 19th century was later removed, but may be that which was recovered from a farmyard in 1973 and placed in its present position at the east end of the north aisle.
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 Transition to established church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The early churches were formed as burial societies, and the Romans permitted this.
The best minds of the church in the early centuries worked hard to show how the Gospel caught up the deepest and best from respected philosophers of previous ages, but they also argued that the Gospel went far beyond these philosophers to show the God who had revealed himself.
Those that were part of the church would fast two days a week, share their goods with those in need, and be expected to live by a strict moral code.
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 The Myth of Separation of Church and State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The reason Jefferson choose the expression "separation of church and state" was because he was addressing a Baptist congregation; a denomination of which he was not a member.
He was establishing common ground with the Baptists by borrowing the words of Roger Williams, one of the Baptist's own prominent preachers.
They were forced to go to the state established church and do things that were contrary to their conscience.
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 Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The church took the initiative to dissolve its by-laws and embrace a new structure that we believe will allow it to become the church God called us to be.
Our church had to be flexible enough to impact these people, many of whom have given up on church because a traditional church did not meet their needs.
Dan is the founder and director of Church Transitions Inc. Dan developed this process for change while serving as the pastor/teacher of the Flamingo Road Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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The members of the Church of England are professed Christians, and claim to be baptized members of the Church of Christ.
By forming a catena of Anglican High Church divines of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on one side, and a catena of certain Fathers on the other, it was hoped that a quasi-continuous chain of Catholic tradition could be made to connect the Anglican Church of their day with Catholic antiquity.
It was natural that this advance section of the Anglican Church should seek to ratify its position, and to escape from its fatal isolation, by desiring some scheme of corporate reunion and especially by endeavouring to obtain some recognition of the validity of its orders.
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 Episcopal Church
Although the New England colonies were established by Puritans opposed to Anglicanism, large numbers of Anglicans settled in the southern colonies, and the Church of England became the established church in the Carolinas, Maryland, and Virginia.
A general convention was established, composed of a house of bishops and a house of clerical and lay deputies, and chartered to meet triennially.
The subsequent history of the Episcopal church is largely that of its expansion with the growth of the United States in territory and population, and of revisions of polity, laws, and liturgy.
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 Scientology - Encyclopedia of American Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Just as Scientology was outlined, and the Church founded, Hubbard moved to Washington, D.C., where the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. was established in 1955.
The Church’s beliefs are uniquely presented in the christening ceremony which is seen as a means to get the thetan oriented after its taking over a new body.
They have also served to establish the church’s religious bona fides in the face of frequent intense criticism from the media and anti-cult spokespersons.
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 Queries and Explications ~ When Was the Church Established?
When Luke spoke of the "church" in the wilderness, he was speaking, not of the New Testament church, or body of Christ, but of the congregation or assembly, the aggregate, corporate group of those who had been brought out of Egypt under Moses (Acts 7:36-38).
While it is certain that the disobedient do not constitute the church of God, it is not true, as we have shown, that the church of the New Testament has been in existence since the garden of Eden (Rom.
Beginning in Acts 2, we read of "the church" and of those who were in the kingdom (Acts 2:47; 5:11; 8:1, 3, 12; Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:9).
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 Virtual Jamestown: Religious laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
March 2, 1643: Law establishing the Anglican Church as the official religion of the colony and prohibiting other religions.
December 1, 1656: Law passed establishing a financial reward for bringing a man of God into the colony to encourage new Ministers to settle in Virginia.
March 13, 1660: Law passed to eliminate the latest threat to Virginia’s established church, the Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers.
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 Pilgrim Church - INQUISITION ESTABLISHED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was near this spot, in the neighbourhood of Narbonne, that the Inquisition was established (1210), under the superintendence of Dominic, the founder of the Dominican order.
When, at the Council of Toulouse (1229) it was made a permanent institution, the Bible, excepting only the Latin Psalter, was forbidden to the laity, and it was decreed that they might have no part of it translated into their own languages.
Like many of the so-called Cathar, Paulician, and other churches, these were not 'reformed', never having degenerated from the New Testament pattern as had the Roman, Greek, and sonic others, but having always maintained, in varying degree, the Apostolic tradition.
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 Calvinistic Methodist Church on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Those in England who accepted his views, as opposed to the Arminian doctrines taught by John Wesley, either remained within the Church of England, joined the Connexion of the countess of Huntingdon, or in time became affiliated with the Congregationalists or Independents.
The church was formally guaranteed autonomy in 1933.
The Calvinistic Methodist Church was introduced (c.1826) into the United States by Welsh settlers in central New York state.
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 New Church is Established in Tijuana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jim said it all started in the late summer of 1989 when a family from his church had the vision for starting some type of ministry in Mexico.
With the concurrence of their church elders, they moved into Tijuana while remaining part of the Chula Vista church.
The church is located in an area of Tijuana named El Florido, which Jim describes as a government project to assist lower middle class folks to stand on their own feet.
www.abbottloop.org /alconweb/fam_news/tia.htm   (703 words)

 Geometry.Net - Religion: Church Of Scotland
According to the Free-Church view, the Church of Scotland, from the date of its inception in 1560, upon the overthrow of the old religion had possessed the inherent right of exercising her spiritual jurisdiction through her elected assembly, absolutely free of any interference by the civil power.
The United Free Church of Scotland came into being in 1900 with the union of the Free Church of Scotland and the United Presbyterian Church.
The Church Of Scotland - Parish Of Ceres And Springfield, Fife
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 Eating the Elephant: Leading the Established Church to Growth
Such is the advice from Rainer and Lawless who chide church leaders for rushing from one quick-fix method to another searching for the right formula to bring growth.
The key to facilitating growth in an established church is the willingness of the senior pastor to commit to staying for the long term.
The book's greatest value comes from the encouraging examples of churches and pastors that stayed the course and made the necessary changes gradually over time.
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 An Established Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Each new division sets a creed or belief which any joining must adhere to; organizes a governing body for the direction of all its activities; expands its authority and power through increasing membership, often pushing for the acquisition of property and wealth.
There is little difference between the terms ecclesia, church, or congre­gation, and choosing one name in preference to another doesn’t mean that particular group of believers wishes to become an established church.
Such will work faithfully in harmony with God’s will, to protect the liberty and independence of the church, to prevent the establishment of a hierarchy and to promote the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace among all the Lord’s people.
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 Confessional Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Index of official RC statements on religious freedom, church unity, ecumenism and non-Christian religions from Vatican II on.
Official website of British Methodists posts a brief history of the church in the UK, links to Methodist schools and theological colleges and information on the tercentenary celebration of John Wesley's birth.
Multi-lingual website of contemporary church established by prolific author, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), provides an official overview, highlights the life and philosophy of its founder, and introduces its theology and practice.
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 Is Infant Sprinkling Right
The answer that the apostles once gave to inquirers concerning baptism are no longer being given by many churches.
In 1561 a group of the bishops produced a translation of the Bible known as "The Bishops Bible." When confronted with the Greek word "baptizo" they were forced either to translate it or to transfer it, untranslated, into English.
The leaders of the great churches which sprinkle also testify that immersion is the Bible’s way of baptism.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Eating the Elephant: Leading the Established Church to Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many church leaders have attempted the "latest" approach to growing a church, only to find the methodology is ineffective and the church members are divided.
traditional church pastor, new outward focus, lead your church, organizational entrenchment, spiritual gifts discovery, many traditional churches, leading your church, difference for the kingdom, your church members, three pastors, vision discovery, prayer ministry, eating the elephant, church growth
Church Growth Principles: Separating Fact from Fiction by C. Kirk.
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 Find in a Library: Maryland's established church
Publisher: Baltimore : Church Historical Society for the Diocese of Maryland, 1956.
To find a library, type in a postal code, state, province, or country.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
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 AllRefer.com - England, Church of (Protestant Denominations) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - England, Church of (Protestant Denominations) - Encyclopedia
England, Church of, the established church of England and the mother church of the Anglican Communion.
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