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ritualism

1. emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2. the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
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For example, studies of the aftermath of the Oxford Movement tend to fold reconciliation into the rise of modern concepts of liberal tolerance and accounts of the turn towards ritualism in poetry, approaches that smooth over the startling inflexibility of Newman's ideas about the afterlife over the years and across a major conversion.
When Jonathan Harker wonders if "there is something in the essence of the [crucifix] itself" (52) that comforts him, and he and his companions successfully battle the count with what are typically viewed as Catholic accoutrements, Stoker advocates the existence and efficacy of the Real Presence, a highly controversial doctrine of High Church ritualism.
The Mimamsa school was mteut on maintaining vedic ritualism and did not want to have it superseded by the Upanishadic rationalizations of many of its sacrifices.
These commentaries were delivered at a time when the theistic bhakti movements were flourishing and in a context where his main "interlocutor and opponent was the then well-established orthodoxy of Vedic ritualism, promoted by the teachers of the Purva Mimamsa" (p.
And yet, perhaps unintentionally, Craig gives plentiful evidence of Medley's partisan baiting: he disparaged the theology of Low-Church Anglicans as "rationalism" (87), their liturgical tastes as "cold worldliness" (128), their opposition to ritualism as "malevolent suspicion" and worse (137), their taste for simple decoration as "marvelous infatuation" (109), their rejection of baptismal regeneration as "infidelity" (115), their arguments against other opinions as intolerance, their understanding of the Eucharist as wrongheaded, their opposition to the Athanasian Creed as mischievous, and their opposition to the episcopal veto in synods as "ignorance and intolerable suspicion" (162).
Grob, an expert on canon law, exorcisms, ritualism and the occult, testified that the murder was ritualistic and done to mock the Catholic faith and Pahl.
He then tackles the performances themselves, ranging from body art, ritualism and neo-shamanism to video and multimedia and the rise of the avant-garde in cyberspace.
On one side there was ritualism and on the other liberalism, and it was very easy to step off the path.
If the Word does not confront, provoke, and promise, if the sacraments do not comfort and heal, then there is no cross; the "church" is an empty shell, the Word is dissolved in bare words, and the sacraments turned into a void ritualism.
5) Michael Walker identified Zwinglianism and Calvinism as the chief influences on Baptist eucharistic theology, though there were others who inherited more from the Anabaptist tradition with their separation of spirit and matter, and their suspicion of anything approximating to ritualism.
Bullock's major aims are to examine the ideological features of Masonic ritualism and to explain the institutional functions and operations of the order's grand and local lodges.
While lead actors Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda play their small-town Minnesota characters with depth, passion and something like the spontaneity of real people, the outline of their moves is predetermined almost to the point of ritualism.