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denomination
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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1  —8 uses as in:
the Baptist denomination
Definition
a group of religious congregations (such as churches, temples, masques...) sharing distinctive beliefs and belonging to the same organization

or more rarely (and less formally):  any categorization of people
  • I was more of an Anglican than I ever was either a Congregationalist or an Episcopalian—or even a nondenominational, Hurd's Church whatever-I-was.
    p. 465.7
  • I used to be a Congregationalist—I was baptized in the Congregational Church, and after some years of fraternity with Episcopalians (I was confirmed in the Episcopal Church, too), I became rather vague in my religion: in my teens I attended a "nondenominational" church.
    p. 3.6
  • Even when Gravesend Academy bestowed the intellectual honor upon Pastor Merrill—of inviting him to be a frequent guest preacher in the academy's nondenominational church—Owen was critical.
    p. 115.7
  • Thank Heavens for Hurd's Church; that was the unfortunate name of the nondenominational church at Gravesend Academy—it was named after the academy's founder, that childless Puritan, the Rev. Emery Hurd himself.
    p. 118.9
  • "WE HAVE A NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH," he stated.
    p. 306.3
  • At the start of the winter term of our tenth-grade year at Gravesend Academy, the school's gouty minister—the Rev. Mr. Scammon, the officiant of the academy's nondenominational faith and the lackluster teacher of our Religion and Scripture classes—cracked his head on the icy steps of Hurd's Church and failed to regain consciousness.
    p. 313.7
  • I explained that I'd not attended an actual service in the Episcopal Church since the famous Nativity of '53; thinking of Hurd's Church and Pastor Merrill's rather lapsed Congregationalism, I said, "I guess I'm sort of nondenominational."
    p. 462.8
  • Then he once more turned to The Book of Common Prayer; it was unusual for a Congregationalist—especially, in a nondenominational church—to be using the prayer book so scrupulously, but I was sure that my father respected that Owen had been an Episcopalian.
    p. 576.6

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  • No one could remember the denomination of the school minister, a sepulchral old gentleman who favored bow ties and had the habit of pinning his vestment to the floor with an errant stab of his cane; he suffered from gout.
    p. 119.2
  • "THEY CAN SWITCH CROSSES, DEPENDING ON THE DENOMINATION OF THE SERVICE— THEY'VE GOT A CRUCIFIX WITH AN ESPECIALLY LIFELIKE CHRIST HANGING ON IT, FOR THE CATHOLICS.
    p. 601.2

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