Bibliolatry
Bibliolatry Bib`li*ol"a*try (b[i^]b`l[i^]*[o^]l"[.a]*tr[y^]), n. [Gr. bibli`on book + latrei`a service, worship, latrey`ein to serve.] Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures. --Coleridge. --F. W. Newman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bibliolatry — is the worship of the Bible or any other text. The word is a portmanteau of the Greek words biblion (book) and latria (worship), and though it may also refer to an extreme devotion to books in general, it is more often used as a derogatory… …   Wikipedia

  • bibliolatry — 1763, worship of books, from BIBLIO (Cf. biblio ) + LATRY (Cf. latry). Meaning worship of the Bible is from 1847 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bibliolatry — [bib΄lē äl′ə trē] n. [ BIBLIO + LATRY] 1. excessive adherence to a literal interpretation of the Bible 2. excessive veneration of books bibliolater n. bibliolatrous adj …   English World dictionary

  • bibliolatry — noun see bibliolater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bibliolatry — bibliolater, bibliolatrist, n. bibliolatrous, adj. /bib lee ol euh tree/, n. 1. excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted. 2. extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books. [1755 65; BIBLIO + LATRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bibliolatry — noun a) fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the Bible b) excessive reverence of the Bible, Quran, or other book …   Wiktionary

  • Bibliolatry — Чрезмерное увлечение книгами …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • bibliolatry — Synonyms and related words: Sabbatarianism, bibliomania, bigotry, bluestockingism, book learning, book madness, bookiness, bookishness, booklore, charismatic gift, charismatic movement, charismatic renewal, classical scholarship, classicism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bibliolatry — worship of the Bible or other books Forms of Worship …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bibliolatry — n. excessive faithfulness to the literal interpretation of the Bible; excessive devotion to books …   English contemporary dictionary

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