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confessionalism

Definitions

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  • n. a belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching.
  • n. a style of American poetry that drew on the personal history of the poet
  • n. a system of government that proportionally distributes political and institutional power among religious and ethnic communities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Devotion to the maintenance of a creed or church confession; the tendency to construct confessions or creeds.

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Examples

  • The fact that groups like Hezballah are releasing, for the first time, a national agenda - to remove confessionalism from the political system, introduce proportional voting, combat corruption and lower the voting age to 18 - is evidence that the political dynamics in the country have indeed changed.

    Global Voices in English » Lebanon: From the Election Campaign Trail

  • The only kind of consociationalism that might work in Israel and Palestine is confessionalism, which is "a system of government that distributes political and institutional power proportionally among religious communities" - such as in Lebanon.

    Ami Kaufman: Israel: The One-State Solution Should be Taken Off the Table

  • Lebanon gained independence in 1943, and established a unique political system, known as confessionalism, a power-sharing mechanism based on religious communities.

    WN.com - Articles related to 'Arab summit is political theatre'

  • Sleiman took a risk in mentioning the abolition of political confessionalism, which is unpopular among Christians, and no doubt in the coming days his critics, many of whom would otherwise advocate setting up a system of thirds, will bellow that the president is selling the Christians out.

    The Daily Star > News Feed

  • According to Beirut newspaper L'Orient, any one of the recognized religions (a system known as "confessionalism") can ask the Sûreté to ban any book unilaterally.

    Why Jane Fonda Is Banned in Beirut

  • The upshot was the emergence of "confessionalism", an inward-directed search for the "true" Luther that ended up with

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The political system is based on an undemocratic gerrymander system called "confessionalism" that guarantees seats based on religious affiliations.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • The upshot was the emergence of "confessionalism", an inward-directed search for the "true" Luther that ended up with a highly orthodox theology that seemed frozen in place until the

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Lebanon established a unique political system in 1942, known as confessionalism, a power-sharing mechanism based on religious communities. [

    WN.com - Articles related to 'Arab summit is political theatre'

  • The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith statement on The Participation of Catholics in Public Life 2002 explicitly affirmed this autonomy: Promoting the common good of society, according to one’s conscience, has nothing to do with 'confessionalism' or religious intolerance.

    Jeffrey Donaldson or Saint Augustine?

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