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  • Confessionalism — Con*fes sion*al*ism, n. (Eccl.) An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith. Shaff. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confessionalism — noun see confessional II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • confessionalism — confessionalian /keuhn fesh euh nay lee euhn/, adj., n. /keuhn fesh euh nl iz euhm/, n. advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith. [1875 80; CONFESSIONAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • confessionalism — noun a) a belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching. Lebanons confessional system has both helped preserve a modicum of inter communal stability and contributed to the breakdown of state and… …   Wiktionary

  • confessionalism — con·fes·sion·al·ism …   English syllables

  • confessionalism —  Конфессионализм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • confessionalism — ˌlizəm noun ( s) : the principle that a church should have a confession of faith : devotion or adherence to a confession of faith …   Useful english dictionary

  • Confessionalism (religion) — Confessionalism, in a religious (and particularly Christian) sense, is a belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching. Confessionalists believe that differing interpretations or understandings,… …   Wikipedia

  • Confessionalism (politics) — Confessionalism (Arabic: taifiyya‎) is a system of government that refers to de jure mix of religion and politics. It can mean distributing political and institutional power proportionally among religious communities. Contents 1 Debate 2 The… …   Wikipedia

  • Lebanon — This article is about the country. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see Lebanon (disambiguation) and Liban (disambiguation). Republic of Lebanon اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّة اَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al Jumhūrīyah al Lubnānīyah République libanaise …   Wikipedia

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