from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Adherence to doctrine or doctrinal preaching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun doctrinal rigidity; using a doctrine without any criticism.


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  • There is the danger, however, from the very nature of the subject, of this form of preaching becoming too dry and purely didactic, a mere catechesis, or doctrinism, to the exclusion of the moral element and of Sacred Scripture.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • It appears to us with sufficient clearness that Latimer never would, and never could have become a Puritan, without an entire change of the peculiar spirit of natural sense, of moderation, and of conciliatory doctrinism which distinguishes him.

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • Scottish Theology has, in truth, undergone a series of singular modifications during the last two hundred years, from the polemical hardness and spiritual sentimentalisms of Rutherfurd — the devotional and apologetic mildness of Halyburton — the fervid but untempered earnestness of Boston — the polite moralisms of Blair — and the conciliatory doctrinism of Hill and Campbell — to the genial but inconsistent theories of Chalmers.

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation


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