Backing the presbyterian divestment effort would have undermined both.
And for those unfamiliar with presbyterian politics, a very tight vote can certainly give the appearance of momentum.
This is why the presbyterian initiative, aimed strictly at the occupation, is the best course.
His father, the brilliant presbyterian theologian Francis Schaeffer, was the intellectual father of the movement.
You see, Beinart offers a false dichotomy: either J Street supports presbyterian divestment or it does not.
There are a presbyterian and a Methodist church in the town, with their respective clergymen.
There was absolutely nothing of the presbyterian in its make-up.
In religion, Mr. Young is a member of the presbyterian Church.
I have given you the privilege first—old friend, old presbyterian friend.
The churches and chapels of the presbyterian and other communions are, many of them, fine buildings.
1640, in reference to the Scottish church governed by elders (as opposed to bishops), from presbyter "an elder in a church" (1590s), from Late Latin presbyter "an elder," from Greek presbyteros "an elder," also an adjective meaning "older," comparative of presbys "old" (see presby-).
Presbyterial was used from c.1600 in the sense "of or pertaining to a presbytery;" also from 1590s as "presbyterian" (adj.).