textualism

[teks-choo-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.

Origin:
1860–65; textual + -ism

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textualism (ˈtɛkstjʊəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
2.  textual criticism, esp of the Bible
 
'textualist
 
n, —adj

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Develops a view of religion that emphasizes embodied practice rather than textualism.
It's sometimes called textualism or strict constructionism, though they aren't exactly the same thing.
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