adjective see presentism

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  • presentist — /prez euhn tist/, n. Theol. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse are now being fulfilled. Cf. futurist, preterist (def. 1). [1875 80; PRESENT1 + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • presentist — adjective Of or pertaining to presentism; viewing the past with a perspective limited to present day attitudes and beliefs …   Wiktionary

  • presentist — pres·en·tist …   English syllables

  • presentist — noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) are being fulfilled at the present time • Hypernyms: ↑theologian, ↑theologist, ↑theologizer, ↑theologiser …   Useful english dictionary

  • Presentism (literary and historical analysis) — Presentism is a mode of historical analysis in which present day ideas and perspectives are anachronistically introduced into depictions or interpretations of the past. Some modern historians seek to avoid presentism in their work because they… …   Wikipedia

  • presentism — noun Etymology: 3present Date: 1923 an attitude toward the past dominated by present day attitudes and experiences • presentist adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Psychology in medieval Islam — A medical work by Ibn al Nafis, who corrected some of the erroneous theories of Galen and Avicenna on the anatomy of the brain[citation needed]. Islamic psychology translates the term ʿIlm al Nafs[ …   Wikipedia

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