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Dissension
Nonconformity
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dissension
Dissension [Gk. stásis] (Acts 15:2; 23:7, 10); NEB “fell out among themselves” (Acts 23:7); [dichostasía] (Rom. 16:17; Gal. 5:20); AV DIVISIONS, SEDITIONS; NEB QUARRELS; [éris] (1 Tim. 6:4; Tit. 3:9); AV STRIFE, DIVISIONS; NEB QUARREL; [schísma] (1 Cor. 1:10); AV, NEB, DIVISIONS.The first word,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dissension
Dissension (Gk. stásis, dichostasía, schísma). Disagreement, particularly with regard to factions in the early church. The primary meaning of Gk. stásis is “that which exists (or stands)”; only secondarily does it mean “strife” or “discord” (Acts 15:2). While Gk. schísma carries the connotation
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Nonconformity
Nonconformity. Refusal to conform to the doctrines, polity, or discipline of any Established Church. The term was originally used in the 17th cent. of those who, while at first agreeing with the doctrines of the C of E, nevertheless refused to conform to its discipline and practice, esp. in matters
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Nonconformity
NonconformityNonconformists did not conform to the Church of England as by law established. Though by this definition Roman Catholics are nonconformists, the term generally denotes Protestants. Since the later nineteenth century, the term “Free Church” has often been preferred as more positively signifying
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dissension
DISSENSION — discord or strife that arises from a difference of opinion. The apostle Paul was accused of being “a creator of dissension” (Acts 24:5) because of His preaching of the gospel before the Sanhedrin.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Nonconformity
Nonconformity. In general terms, refusal to conform to established or majority religion. Thus Episcopalians are a nonconformist body in Scotland, while Wycliffe and the Lollards are sometimes depicted as England’s first nonconformists.Specifically, it denotes those Protestants who could not conscientiously