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literalism

literal or realistic portrayal in art or literature
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Men, whites, adults aged 18 to 29 as well as those aged 30 to 49, and college graduates lean in the other direction, with more being skeptics than literalists.
Leon Wieseltier's comment on Daniel Dennett extends to the "new atheism" as a whole: "Like many of the fundamentalists whom he despises, he is a literalist in matters of religion.
However, although he qualified for higher education in law or economics, under the influence of early mentors such as Ahmad Hasan, one of the founders of the literalist Muslim reformist organisation Persatuan Islam (Persis), Natsir decided to work in Islamic education instead.
This religious-political right-wing coalition has attracted many people who resist and/or are frightened by society's rapid change and who affirm some or all of their literalist religion.
They have to compete with newly established Salafi parties that believe in a strict, literalist Islam, producing a "Tea Party effect" where the center-right is dragged further rightward.
Muslim literalists found this ambiguity, which was recognized and theorized by al-Shad, deeply disturbing, but in retrospect their optimistic insistence on letting the texts speak for themselves seems naive.
Nonetheless, I have no doubt that biblical literalists will struggle with the author's use of scriptures.
to the sea floor, literalists who round a solution.
In it, he is quoted as saying, "If people believe they have to be literalists to be Christian hut cannot bring themselves be so, they simply drop out,"
She continues the work of complicating the standard picture of Alexandrian allegorists and Antiochene literalists by showing that exegetes of both schools used the agonistic paradigm.
This year, let's keep one resolution - when we talk about religious people, let's never again refer to them as literalists.
One can understand the appeal of each of these to biblical literalists, social conservatives and right-wing Christians.