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textualism

[teks-choo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈtɛks tʃu əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; textual + -ism
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for textualism

textualism

/ˈtɛkstjʊəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
2.
textual criticism, esp of the Bible
Derived Forms
textualist, noun, adjective
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