from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Religious doctrine stressing salvation of the soul.
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- n. A belief-system that places the responsibility for the fulfillment of humanity outside itself, usually in the hands of a deity.
- n. The religious doctrine of the salvation of the soul
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The methods or principles of action of the Salvation Army.
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The whole of Britain’s identity is being eroded by legal salvationism, that is a belief that somehow there is a possibility of solving international problems and, indeed, some domestic ones by supranational bodies that arrogate to themselves certain legal powers on the basis of very little; and, by the gradual take-over of British politics and British law by the European Union, one of those supposedly more virtuous than the nation state bodies.
In my fantasy 3-minute EPC presentation in Paris last month, I would have moved on from global salvationism to the broader theme of new millennium collectivism.
A lot of young idealistic people now learning climate science as a proxy for what David Henderson referred to as “global salvationism” are going to turn into curmudgeons by their late thirties as they realise that eco-Armageddon is not around the corner as they supposed I call this the “Reid Bryson effect”.
Yet people still feel the need for the comfort and higher values that religion can provide; and it is the quasi-religion of Green alarmism and what has been termed global salvationism – of which the climate change issue is the most striking example, but by no means the only one – which has filled the vacuum, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy.
Global salvationism thus combines alarmist visions and diagnoses with confidently radical collectivist prescriptions for the world.
The first strand is developmental salvationism, and relates to the economic fortunes of poor countries.
By comparing the evolution of creation with a column topped by a capital, Drummond takes Chris - tian salvationism as the pinnacle of universal evolution.
In their extreme forms, of pure naturalism and pure salvationism, the two types are violently contrasted; though here, as in most other current classifications, the radical extremes are somewhat ideal abstractions, and the concrete human beings whom we oftenest meet are intermediate varieties and mixtures.
In their extreme forms, of pure naturalism and pure salvationism, the two types are violently contrasted; though here as in most other current classifications, the radical extremes are somewhat ideal abstractions, and the concrete human beings whom we oftenest meet are intermediate varieties and mixtures.
This is the Rapture, salvationism (Hawken uses the word 'salvation' in this sermon -- all he's missing is the robes), wrapped in new age garb.