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literalism

literal or realistic portrayal in art or literature
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Fox submitted an article for publication to Free Inquiry indicate anything more than the fact that he, like others (see the letters in Time, July 26, 1993), felt insulted by and was disturbed by the pseudoscience employed to sell Sun's literalistic approach to the Noah's Ark story in the Bible.
While it might not be necessary to believe the concept in any literalistic, fundamentalist way--the fact that some of Langland's contemporaries were prepared to modify it to improve its descriptive relevance indicates this(12)--it nevertheless held itself up as an exemplary social paradigm in which 'lawe and lewte' functioned flawlessly and which people might therefore do well to cherish.
A broadly literalistic reading of ECL [section] 23-0303(2) could lead to the absurdity of exempting gas and oil drilling operations from every local law--general parking regulations, anti-littering rules, bans on late-night noise--that affect those operations, even if the purpose of such laws had nothing whatsoever to do with the extraction of natural resources as such.
Dante's fifth canto of the Inferno, in which Paolo and Francesca are found among the damned for reading the Lancelot story as a prompt to adulterous amour, indicates clearly enough that literalistic romanticizing was a possibility.
Because he is a Zahiri, Ibn Hazm takes a literalistic approach to the Qur'an and hadiths; he disagrees with analogy, and he does not comment on the reasons for the doctrine.
I can share Borg's rejection of an older Christianity that was literalistic, moralistic, patriarchal, exclusivistic, and afterlife-oriented, but when he includes the word "doctrinal" in this list, I must say I am astonished.
mosques can be classified as modernist or liberal: Seventy-one percent make Islamic decisions by taking into account modern circumstances and the contexts of authoritative texts and traditions, rather than following a more traditional and literalistic approach (which can include fundamentalism, according to our definition).
Classical Protestantism also taught its adherents to carry on a dialogue with the world of skepticism and unbelief; for all their enthusiasm for divine revelation, the reformers never meant that human reason and experience should be bypassed or ignored, as so many of the most militant Protestants in the US and elsewhere today want to ignore scientific theory in favour of literalistic interpretations of scripture and rigidity of dogma.
Whether they were being accused of millenarian aggression or literalistic passivity, Baptists were anathema to the political and theological theorists of the paedobaptist consensus.
26] It seems reasonable to suppose that premillennialist views were widespread among the wider community of Christians whose offerings supported overseas missions and whose approach to the Bible was often literalistic.
The Vatican believes the commission should produce a literalistic translation, with adaptation to local circumstance performed by national conferences.
seems aghast that such a creative thinker would not embrace what critical avenues were open at the time, and especially that he retained his literalistic habits even after the 1943 publication of Divino affiante Spiritu.