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Definition of Literalistic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Literalistic
Literary usage of Literalistic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"The belief in the objective personality of Satan was complete in the literalistic explanation of the ' descent into hell,' and the release of the 'spirits ..."
2. The Scientific Evidences of Revealed Religion by Charles Woodruff Shields (1900)
"Church Fathers, who continued to expound the astronomical psalms in a strictly literalistic manner and descanted upon the glory of God in the heavens as ..."
3. Jesus and the Prophets: An Historical, Exegetical, and Inter-pretative by Charles S. Macfarland (1905)
"We find nothing of that letter- worship, that subtile comparison and literalistic pedantic correspondence which characterized the Rabbis, and by which the ..."
4. Review of Theology & Philosophy edited by Allan Menzies (1908)
"... His time and before it —like that also and especially of the New Testament writers—literalistic, only that with Him the literalism was not traditional. ..."
5. Hosea by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1892)
"2) The inherent difficulties of the parabolic interpretation are much greater than any slight difficulty in the literalistic one adopted by Ewald and ..."
6. Outlines of the History of Dogma by Adolf von Harnack (1893)
"... one of the Antiochians which sought for a fixed type, the literalistic, realistic one of barbarian monks and of sturdy theologians (Epiphanius). ..."
7. An examination of the alleged discrepancies of the Bible by John William Haley (1875)
"It need not be said that in these cases, the literalistic interpretation of the terms " destroy " and " destruction " would land os in the grossest ..."
8. The Gospel and the Modern Man by Shailer Mathews (1910)
"No serious thinker can fail to respect such loyalty to a literalistic gospel or to seek to emulate the earnest religion it engenders. ..."