- presbyterian church,
Origin of presbyterian
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A similar struggle is under way in the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist denominations.
My uncle was a Presbyterian minister and my mother an elder.Banter With the Beast: Nancy Gibbs, Time's Woman of the Year|Lloyd Grove|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A devout Presbyterian and crusading liberal, he struggled mightily to put his grand ideals into practice.A Noble Failure: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency Considered|Michael Kazin|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You see, Beinart offers a false dichotomy: either J Street supports Presbyterian divestment or it does not.
Backing the Presbyterian divestment effort would have undermined both.
Dalgleish strictly adhered to Presbyterian principles, and on that account was subjected to trouble.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
He was named after the Presbyterian minister who was his father's predecessor.The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
Mrs. Whitman joined the Presbyterian Church when a young girl of eleven.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
"You said you were going to be a Presbyterian," persisted Cecily.The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery
We learned that there were fine hospitals and schools under different missionary auspices, Dr. W—— being Presbyterian.Travels in the Far East|Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
1640, in reference to the Scottish church governed by elders (as opposed to bishops), from presbyter "an elder in a church" (1590s), from Late Latin presbyter "an elder," from Greek presbyteros "an elder," also an adjective meaning "older," comparative of presbys "old" (see presby-).
Presbyterial was used from c.1600 in the sense "of or pertaining to a presbytery;" also from 1590s as "presbyterian" (adj.).