||[Nov. 29th, 2012|06:14 pm]
What do you call a 19th century clergyman? A priest, a pastor, or a minister? For example at our church we call the preacher Pastor Daniels, so what would a 19th century clergyman be called?|
I think it depends on the denomination? Pastor was a term used for some clergymen at the time, I think, but it probably depends on the church.
hmm that's interesting...I think I might do more research on it.
As salamandertoast pointed out, it depends on the denomination.
The local clergyman from the local church when I was in junior school was known as "Father *insert name*"
Edited at 2012-11-30 02:30 am (UTC)
Depends on the denomination.
It depends on the denomination. If you're writing a story, and you're setting your cleric as part of a particular denomination, let us know which one.
"Minister" seems to be the most generic term of reference. "Reverend [name]" or "the Reverend [name]" seem to be the most generic terms of address. In other words, "Reverend Jones is a minister." "Pastor" is also a frequently-used term of both reference and address.
I know that in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches, "priest" is the term of reference, and the usual term of address is "Father [name]."
(Since the Episcopal Church has women priests, it is sometimes "Mother [name]", though I have seen some women priests use "Pastor". [My wife is an Episcopal priest.])
uh Christianity is a denomination right?
What is denomination than?
"Non Denominational Christian" is a denomination, but it's a recent thing.
Uh, no. Christianity is a religion, and there are multiple Christian denominations.
- Roman Catholic
- Eastern Orthodox
- Protestant, including denominations such as:
And scores of others.
Then there are the non-denominational churches.
More information here
Thanks for explaining it to me :) and I think I'm gonna call the character Reverend.
But for further understanding I will def. look at the site linked.
Reverend is considered wrong in some denominations though, because "only God is to be revered" (Yes, I got a customer letter once on the subject, lol).
Yeah, like I said, it depends on the denomination, and I'm not familiar with the usage in all that many of them, so I'm not surprised to be caught by this.