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textualism

[teks-choo-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
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Origin of textualism

First recorded in 1860–65; textual + -ism
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textualism

noun
  1. doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
  2. textual criticism, esp of the Bible
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Derived Formstextualist, noun, adjective
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