Al-Mughni's statement was technical, legalistic, convoluted and entirely unconvincing.
They are apt to be conventional, legalistic, and maintainers of the status quo.
At any rate, the danger of a legalistic propaganda either in Philippi or in Rome does not seem to be very seriously in view.
Some such eschatology of divine judgment and reward is an almost necessary complement to the legalistic type of religion.
Then if he has time left, he may devote it to legalistic discussions, and there would be no harm.
The limitations of the Secretary of State are the limitations of a legalistic mind.
No amount of legalistic argument can becloud this issue in the eyes of these ten million American citizens.
Still he had risen to great heights of oratory and legalistic reason.
legalistic controversy over missionary methods had previously absorbed so much energy that little was left for missionary work.
They protect from exaggeration and abuse the liberty already defended from legalistic encroachments.