Definitions

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  • adj. Not scriptural.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ scriptural

Examples

  • In a paper entitled 'The Body's Grace', delivered before he became Archbishop of Canterbury, he wrote that "the absolute condemnation of same-sex relations of intimacy must rely either on an abstract fundamentalist deployment of a number of very ambiguous biblical texts or on a problematical and nonscriptural theory about natural complementarity, applied narrowly and crudely to physical differentiation."

    'A higher responsibility' - Interview with Paul Richardson

  • Gordon, our most revered hero, was wont to declare that nothing in all nonscriptural literature was so dear to him, nothing had so often inspired him in moments of gloom: --

    Life of Robert Browning

  • This nonscriptural switch has proven extremely useful to the church.

    Women's Space

  • Incidentally the Declaration of Independence does acknowledge a G/god — a nondenominational, nonscriptural G/god –, indeed genius Einstein’s G/god in its first sentence’s language, “….and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of ‘Nature’s God’ entitle them….”

    Think Progress » Gonzales: ‘There Is No Express Grant of Habeas Corpus In The Constitution’

  • Gordon, our most revered hero, was wont to declare that nothing in all nonscriptural literature was so dear to him, nothing had so often inspired him in moments of gloom: ” “I go to prove my soul!

    Life of Robert Browning

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