from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessive adherence to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
- n. Extreme devotion to or concern with books.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the Bible
- n. excessive reverence of the Bible, Qur'an, or other book
- n. worship of the Bible or other book
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Worship or homage paid to books.
- n. Specifically, excessive reverence for the letter of the Bible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the worship of the Bible
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(In fact, some modernist critics would say that Evangelicals and other biblical literalists engage in "bibliolatry" or text worship.)
The conservative strand of black religion is evident in what Harvard professor Peter Gomes calls "bibliolatry" -- the practice of worshiping the
The conservative strand of black religion is evident in what Harvard professor Peter Gomes calls "bibliolatry" - the practice of worshiping the Bible rather than worshiping God.
The elevation of the Bible by the Protestants, and particularly the Calvinists — what has been called the bibliolatry of the sixteenth century — was to have im - portant and widespread consequences.
It was, I believe, Robert Schuler who warned Christians to beware of "bibliolatry".
He was critical of Karl BARTH for what he called "bibliolatry" and for his aloofness from society.
For the Vedas, at least, were considered to be of divine authority, and their words, metres, and grammar were regarded with a superstitious awe, such as reminds us of what has been called the "bibliolatry" of the Jewish
The word that lurks in the criticism of Webster et al is 'bibliolatry', but strictly speaking that is not something which orthodox believers have been guilty of.
He came to free us from all idolatry, including bibliolatry and theocracy.
Margaret Robinson sounds like she could be a Quaker, because what she said is very close to the Quaker sentiment that emphasizes the importance of direct experience of the divine and which rejects bibliolatry.