- the doctrine that salvation is gained through good works.
- the judging of conduct in terms of adherence to precise laws.
Origin of legalism
Examples from the Web for legalist
Historical Examples of legalist
This may be said to be the view of the publicist or legalist.The Deaf
The legalist, desiring to exalt law, in reality stultifies it.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
The legalist teaches that we must surrender earth in order to get heaven.Notes on the Book of Genesis
Charles Henry Mackintosh
He was equally far removed from the excesses of the legalist, the pietist, the ascetic, and the enthusiast.
What a triumphant answer is here to the legalist on the one side, and the antinomian on the other!Notes on the Book of Leviticus
C. H. Mackintosh