irvingite definition

  • noun:
    • The common designation of a member of a sect launched by the Rev. Edward Irving (about 1830), who call themselves the Catholic Apostolic Church. These are generally very ritualistic in worship, have a more elaborate hierarchy of apostles, prophets, etc., to see the speedy coming of Christ.
    • a part of a religious denomination called after Edward Irving (1792–1834), a minister associated with Church of Scotland, who was simply satisfied in London in 1822, promulgated mystical doctrines, and ended up being excommunicated in 1833.

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