One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular or plural A tradition within the Anglican Church (and some other denominations) that is Protestant in outlook and gives relatively little emphasis to ritual, sacraments, and the authority of the clergy.
- ‘They want to continue their Low Church practices in peace.’
- ‘He became Low Church in order to marry his rich wife who, now dead, has left him with one daughter, Dorothy.’
- ‘Ryle, for example, pointedly contrasts High and Low Church approaches to religion.’
- ‘The 65% figure given above is based on the totally arbitrary assumption that half the Anglicans are High Church, near Catholics, and half are Low Church, near Protestants.’
Denoting, relating to, or characteristic of the Low Church.
- ‘The brothers ' father was also an Anglican bishop of Low Church or Evangelical faith.’
- ‘They didn't like the Catholics, they didn't like the High Church or the Low Church Anglicans, and they didn't go along with Calvinism.’
- ‘So whilst the High Church people were reaching down, the Low Church people in a musical sense anyway, were reaching up to feed their traditions.’
- ‘The ' Authorized Version ' arose out of a conference at Hampton Court, convened by James I in 1604, between the High Church and Low Church parties.’
- ‘It would be like talking about Christianity as embracing the Ku Klux Klan and Low Church Anglicans in Melbourne.’
- ‘Yes, to church they all go, not caring much, perhaps, whether the vicar preached Calvinism or Arminianism, was doctrinal or practical, logical or rhetorical, High Church or Low Church.’
- ‘The party was noted for its devotion to free trade, unfettered capitalism and the Low Church Protestant God (not necessarily in that order.)’
- ‘Well the Oxford Movement generated great hymns, but then so did its opposition Evangelical or Low Church movement.’
- ‘He combined a Catholic devotion to the sacraments of the Church with a Pentecostal welcoming of healings, ecstasies and Low Church spontaneity.’
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