Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The system, practice, or doctrine of inspired teaching.
“Hence in Islamism the divine revelation remains purely mechanical, with no natural point of connection in man, and therefore there is no possibility of an enduring prophetism, which is the fundamental principle of Christianity.”
“This exclusivism, together with their over valuation of external levitical observances, caused the Pharisees to be ranged in opposition to what is known as prophetism, which in both the Old and”
“I use this episode to introduce the opposition between prophetism and kingship as a main feature of the development of biblical law, something which is still apparent in the practice of biblical readings.”
“In my appraisal prophetism may be defined as a way of discovering deeper meanings in facts and rules, and so I suggest that the opposition between the prophets and the kings, between prophetism and the law, may parallel the opposition between equity and the law in English legal history, particularly with reference to the field of legal interpretation.”
“Only through the prophetism of all believers can we foresee doom and mend our common ways. —James Luther Adams, The Prophethood of All Believers.”
“I know this streak of mellowly castigating and concerned prophetism, my friend, and I still disagree with it!”
“The isolated religion of an individual does not exist, although in the more mature stages of prophetism and philosophy pronounced individual features always assert themselves.”
“The Israelitish religion, which reached its highest stage of development in prophetism, but which among the later Jews after Ezra degenerated, with the Pharisees into formalism and worship of the letter, with the”
“The greatest and last prophet is Mohammed himself, in whom prophetism reached its fulfillment.”
“The standpoint of the law which prophetism had already overcome was again strongly maintained, the law enriched with a number of new ordinances, and the essence of religion made to consist partly in dogmatic speculation, partly in a merely outward service, devoid of inner life.”
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