from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Adherence to doctrine or doctrinal preaching.
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doctrinal rigidity; using a doctrinewithout 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.
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.
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.