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pious; devout: a God-fearing people.


1. deeply respectful or fearful of God.
2. (sometimes l.c.) deeply religious; pious; devout.
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Adj.1.god-fearing - deeply religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] ADJtemeroso de Dios


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] adjtimorato/a di Dio, (molto) pio/a
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I hope you can understand why I might fear your fundamentalist Christianity as well.
The New York Times and other media outlets reported on his personal beliefs, which can be described as a strange mishmash of fundamentalist Christianity merged with drug abuse, misogyny and right-wing politics.
Toronto International Film Festival's Steve Gravestock relates that this crime thriller examines fundamentalist Christianity and white-collar crime.
Sometimes I cannot believe it took me 15 years to learn that there are gray areas in life; my belief does not have to be a choice between the fundamentalist Christianity I grew up with or nothing at all.
Except there is, of course, no immediate danger of a Muslim fundamentalist becoming president of the US - but the same can't be said for fundamentalist Christianity, which has deep and enduring roots in Carson's Republican party.
He notes that these apologists create a "usable past" (25) that links the founders to the Republican Party and fundamentalist Christianity.
Among their topics are fundamentalist Christianity from the American margins to the global stage, developments and trends in African Christianity, Chinese Protestantism and the prospect of a public religion, the Dalit Christian movement in contemporary India, and generational and cultural change in Christian affiliation and disaffiliation in the US.
Enhanced with an informative Introduction and a Conclusion; thirty-four pages of Notes; and a twenty-seven page Index, "Superchurch: The Rhetoric and Politics of American Fundamentalism" will prove of immense interest to academia and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the rise and political/cultural influence of fundamentalist Christianity in America.
This review was meant to introduce Feminist Collections readers to a few stories that resonate deeply with me, and that might have encouraged me--a leave-taker of fundamentalist Christianity myself--at earlier times in my life, had they been available.
Indeed, The Night of the Hunter is unconventional for the cinema of the time, but it also undermines the patriarchal status-quo of 1950s' fundamentalist Christianity, explicitly depicting the religious corruption and violence of the masculine hierarchy of fundamentalism.
Cruz's particular blend of anti-statism, rooted in fundamentalist Christianity, has a long legacy in American politics.
In both his articles in this issue Jablecki challenges humanists to do more than combat the infiltration of fundamentalist Christianity behind bars (ministries funded, in some cases, at taxpayer expense).