One way to understand American missionaries' religious-ethical rigorism
is to think of it in relation to their desire to ensure the purity of the church.
Russo on the one hand assimilates Marivaux to this tradition based on his literary resistance to illusion, but on the other hand emphasizes his oft-repeated criticism of typically Augustinian moral rigorism
. She is correct in the content of both of these assessments, but her characterization of the form of Marivaux's Augustinianism is paradoxical: 'one could see Marivaux's morality as a kind of Augustinianism lite: the acceptance of human dualism opens onto an ironic acceptance of worldly immanence rather than onto a refuge in transcendence' (p.
Montanism appealed to Tertullian's zealous moral and ascetic rigorism
and his antagonism towards secular culture.
Returning from his first stay in the Middle East, Ziyauddin Babakhan brought with him many Hanbali publications, whose rigorism
and puritanism corresponded well to the precepts taught by the disciples of Shami-damulla in the framework of Ahl al-hadith.
Rejecting the Sacraments and believing that all matter was evil, they held a moral doctrine of extreme rigorism
, condemning marriage and the use of all animal products" (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church).
It is stronger even than the rigorism
of the Hays Office....
In his reading of the work, Mandeville originally attacks real or pretended rigorism
, but beginning in 1723, he adds strong criticism of benevolism as being equally mistaken in its view of human nature (340).
By referring to the limits of universal philosophical systems, Hume's "sceptic" reflexively investigates the conditions of morality, though in a manner very different from Kant's ethical rigorism
. I shall briefly return to this idea toward the end of this article.
Legal norms protect a community against moral rigorism
as well as political arbitrariness.
"In the case of the Puritans..., [this] belief in predestination often produced ethical rigorism
, legalism, and rationally planned procedures for the patterning of life." Consequently, the "inner-worldly asceticism and the disciplined quest for salvation in a vocation pleasing to God were the sources of the virtuosity in acquisitiveness characteristic of the Puritans" [14:203].