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FREE CHURCHES

Protestant denominations in the Congregational tradition. They were called Free Churches originally because of their emphasis on freedom from any binding creeds, but also because they believe that each church is essentially free from any ecclesiastical authority above the local congregation.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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