literalism : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
- n a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
- In the wake of Vatican II, many American Catholics "wanted to restrict things to only a scientific way of knowing" and shied away from the rite's supernatural literalism, says the .
- With the Supreme Court's creationism decision, Louisiana teachers will no longer be forced to present biblical literalism as science.
- The erosion of literalism, moreover, may have put the Bible's poetry in sharper relief.
News & Articles
- Elizabeth Bishop Biopic Reaching for the Moon Gives Pedestrian Purview of Poet
The biopic, with its stubborn fidelity to the contours of real life, seems a poor form with which to honor a poet. Literalism is inimical to poetry, and yet literalism is the biopic's principal currency: Its every movement remains in thrall to reality, however mundane, unglamorous, or undramatic....
Nov. 5, 2013 - The Village Voice
- Condoleezza Rice in Times Now.tv
US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice says in an US-India Business Council meet, "Together, we can strive for effective principled multi-literalism but based on our common values to shape an international order in accordance with those values that...
- Andrew Hutchison in Today's Family News
I'm absolutely horrified to think that this kind of fanatical literalism would be applied in this day and age,Anglican Church of Canada primate Andrew Hutchison said.
- Alan Wolfe in Boston Globe (registration)
The notion of Biblical inerrancy, of Biblical literalism, is really un-Catholic,says Alan Wolfe, a political scientist and scholar of religion at Boston College. "The whole point of having a priesthood and a magisterium [the Latin term for...