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Definition of Schism

Schism

  1. Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.

Schism Quotations

Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost.
John Podhoretz

Sectarian divide has created a schism in our society that is a major challenge. As monarch of all Bahrainis, it pains me to see many harmed by the actions of a few. And yet I am optimistic and have faith in our people. We all realize that now is the time to strike a balance between stability and gradual reform.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
Alan Greenspan

There's that unwritten schism that literary writers get all the awards and commericals writers get all the success.
Jodi Picoult

My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism.
Richard John Neuhaus
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Schism Translations

schism in Dutch is kerkscheuring, scheuring, schisma
schism in German is Spaltung
schism in Spanish is cisma