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Bibliolater vs Bibliolatry - What's the difference?

bibliolater | bibliolatry | Derived terms |

Bibliolater is a derived term of bibliolatry.

As nouns the difference between bibliolater and bibliolatry

is that bibliolater is a worshipper of books, especially the bible while bibliolatry is fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the bible.




(en noun)
  • A worshipper of books, especially the Bible.
  • (De Quincey)


    * bibliolatrist




  • fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the Bible
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1992 , author=Frederick Burwick , title=Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination , page=68 , passage="bibliolatry " (the fundamentalist insistence on the literal truth of "the Bible as the Word of God") }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1972 , author=John Hoyles , title=The edges of Augustanism: the aesthetics of spirituality in Thomas Ken, John Byrom and William Law , page=97 , passage=in subsequent poems [Byrom] coins the word "bibliolatry'" to characterize Warburton's literalism. The exponents of ' bibliolatry rely on the letter and make the spirit dependent on the letter }}
  • excessive reverence of the Bible, Qur'an, or other book
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1909 , author=James Allanson Picton , title=Man and the Bible: A Review of the Place of the Bible in Human History , page=270 , passage=the danger of bibliolatry is only too apparent in the contemptuous references often made by Christian authorities to the uselessness of pagan literature since access to the Bible had been secured by the Church. }}
  • worship of the Bible or other book
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1991 , author=Mois├ęs Silva , title=God, language, and Scripture: reading the Bible in the light of general linguistics , page=38 , passage=they are also committing "bibliolatry " by putting the Bible where God alone belongs }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2008 , author=Michael J. Cook , title=Modern Jews Engage the New Testament: Enhancing Jewish Well-being in a Christian Environment , page=267 , passage=Some sectors of the religious world have been accused

    Derived terms

    * bibliolater * bibliolatrist * bibliolatrous