Definitions

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  • n. Learning or literature relating to the Bible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Learning or literature relating to the Bible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Adherence to the letter of the Bible.
  • n. Biblical doctrine, learning, or literature.

Etymologies

Compare French biblicisme. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is also under the sway of rakish Colonel Sanderson, whose claims to "biblicism" seem to be of the superficial variety; Mrs. Sanderson, however, evinces considerably more enthusiasm.

    The Biblicals

  • A parentalist biblicism comfortable with war, torture and Republican authorized stem-cell research is a long way from being anything like an authentic Christianity.

    Hastert goes (back) to work for Turkey « Antiwar.com Blog

  • You won't be surprised if I say that I don't regard that as a recipe for a kind of dogmatic biblicism, or just like rolling over with your paws in the air in the face of whatever scripture appears to say, because that's not a real conversation.

    The Archbishop's Response to the Presence and Engagement Study Day, with Q&As

  • The great 16th century Anglican theologian Richard Hooker, contending with the narrow biblicism of the Puritans, rejected their insistence that Christian scripture alone had authority in society.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • His sample is really of the sort of schizoid mega-church phenomenon where they practice both hard-core consumerism along with hard core fundamentalist biblicism.

    Thank God For Blessing Us With A Fallible Bible

  • Shinn was something of an anachronism even in his own time — Universalist leaders were increasingly urban and modernist, while Shinn was dedicated to rural people and biblicism — and it may not be easy for many UUs to recognize their relationship to him.

    Philocrites: October 2007 Archives

  • If we cared about precision, our complaints would be levied against the role biblicism and fundamentalism play in the participation of some conservative Christians.

    A Christian Shares His Thoughts On Church And State « Lean Left

  • The Los Angeles Times coverage makes it seem that Williams only emphasized this point, making him into a sudden advocate of biblicism.

    Philocrites: What did Rowan Williams say?

  • Setting up a contrast between "ignorant" biblicism vs. "contemporary scientific findings" is the wrong way for a mainline denomination to try to bring some moral clarity to the debate.

    Philocrites: Tomorrow's prophetic Episcopalians?

  • Anabaptists 'biblicism; his final appeal is to force.

    The Age of the Reformation

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