- excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.
- extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.
Origin of bibliolatry
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Examples from the Web for bibliolatry
He was emasculated mentally as well as bodily through his bibliolatry.God The Invisible King
Herbert George Wells
Bibliolatry, bib-li-ol′at-ri, n. superstitious reverence for the Bible.
Bibliolatry, the worship of the Bible, is responsible for the lack of the reasonable reverence these sacred writings merit.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible
R. Heber Newton
- excessive devotion to or reliance on the Bible
- extreme fondness for books
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Word Origin and History for bibliolatry
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