Spiritual vs Churchianity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spiritual and churchianity

is that spiritual is (christianity|historical) a member of a branch of the franciscan order who advocated simple dress and renounced the owning of property while churchianity is (pejorative) any practices of christianity that are viewed as placing a larger emphasis on the habits of church life or the institutional traditions of the church than on theology and spiritual teachings; the quality of being too church-focused.

spiritual

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Alternative forms

* spirituall, spirytual, spirytuall, spyritual, spyrituall, spyrytual, spyrytuall

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
  • Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • God's law is spiritual ; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.
  • Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
  • Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
  • Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
  • a spiritual substance or being
  • * Bible, 1. Corinthians xv. 44
  • It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
  • Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
  • (Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
  • * Bible, Gal. vi. 1
  • If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual , restore such an one.
  • Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
  • the spiritual''' functions of the clergy; lords '''spiritual''' and temporal; a '''spiritual corporation

    Derived terms

    * antispiritual * antispiritualism * antispirituality * spiritual desertion * spiritualism * spiritualist * spirituality * spiritually

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
  • Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
  • He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals , and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.

    churchianity

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    Noun

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  • (pejorative) Any practices of Christianity that are viewed as placing a larger emphasis on the habits of church life or the institutional traditions of the church than on theology and spiritual teachings; The quality of being too church-focused.
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