literalism

(redirected from literalistic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

literalism

literal or realistic portrayal in art or literature
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Needless to say, Abu Zaid's criticism of the literalistic views about the Quran by the extremist Islamic associations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, did not go down well with the authorities.
Though inconsequential in the chronology, this change in editorial policy, when combined with literalistic, word-for-word indexing of the text, results in two index entries for Riley (one for "Riley, Terry," another for "Riley, Terry Mitchell"), the former referring to entries reprinted from the fifth edition, the latter referring to entries added for the sixth edition.
Founded by Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab (1703-1792), Wahhabism preaches a return to a primitive, fundamentalist Islam that relies primarily on a literalistic reading of the Koran and denies the rich cultural aspects which developed in the eighteenth century (including the contributions of philosophy, intellectualism, art, music, and the like).
In a joint work, (20) Padilla stresses the necessity for theological reflection and of a hermeneutic in a context where to affirm the authority of the Bible has resulted in a literalistic interpretation and the automatic reproduction of conservative Anglo-Saxon theology.
I propose to work with the following definition of the literal (not literalistic) sense by the PBC: "The literal sense of Scripture is that which has been expressed directly by the inspired human authors.
When Bunting says that he was brought up 'entirely in a Quaker atmosphere', one of the things he means is a great deal of Bible reading, yet obviously Genesis is featuring here not in a staid, literalistic sense but at a powerful, imaginative level.
Victorinus is no proponent of a literalistic hermeneutic, and Curti has compared many of his more allegorical interpretations to those of Origen.
Southard also judges the papal visit to be "perhaps" the explanation, but adds that the assignment of "considerable freedom" to the artist may be a "too literalistic interpretation," as it does not mention any verbal agreements.(24) Yet the contract, unlike the Sassetta one, does not provide for further instructions, leaving it the sole agreement in force.
In addition, political and sexual meanings interfuse so that empirical analysis, like amatory fiction, could be interpreted as irreligious.(8) The way to avoid accusations of atheism or pandering was to adopt the self-consciously pedantic, literalistic, non-combative narrative tone epitomized by the prolific Puritan Robert Boyle and vaunted by the Royal Society?
These frequently lay stress on one aspect of Pentecostalism such as prophesy, or introduce "new" features such as the spiritualization of Old Testament theology, including liturgical "priestly dancing." Depending on origin, degree of indigenization and autochthony, Pentecostal churches may be more hierarchical or more democratic; open to cooperation with other Christians, or closed; interested in serious biblical theological reflection, or simply literalistic (in terms of the Scriptures).
Her basic material for this tapestry is a "colloquial, literalistic language that strives to become numinous" (Breslin 58).
Langdon Gilkey of the Chicago Divinity School, criticizing the proposed Arkansas law (Act 590), which would have mandated teaching creationism in public school biology classes, warned of potential threats from such a tactic: "It tacitly equates religion, and Christianity, with a literalistic fundamentalism.