rigorism


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rig·or·ism

 (rĭg′ə-rĭz′əm)
n.
Harshness or strictness in conduct, judgment, or practice.

rig′or·ist n.
rig′or·is′tic adj.

rigorism

(ˈrɪɡəˌrɪzəm)
n
1. strictness in judgment or conduct
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the religious cult of extreme self-denial
3. (Theology) RC theol the doctrine that in cases of doubt in moral matters the stricter course must always be followed
ˈrigorist n
ˌrigorˈistic adj

rigorism

tutiorism.
See also: Philosophy
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The Holy See has never favored it, and has always labored to soften the ascetic rigorism adopted by the founders of religious orders.
An increase in Easter communions did not mean that piety increased, but that clerical rigorism had softened, due to the influence of Saint Alphonsus Liguori's moral theology (149).
In this work al-Muhasibi modifies the quetist tendencies of certain of his predecessors, and condemns excessive rigorism in the matter of what is dubious, while continuing to advocate the need for abstinence and asceticism.
Moreover, attempts to identify fixed principles are not only problematic for their rigorism.
This leaves her account riven between rigorism and voluntarism, such that it will not escape a paradox that arises when self-legislation is unable to appeal to external normative standards.
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finds "the Church repeatedly sought a way beyond both rigorism and laxity" (31), his opponents find a "very severe penitential approach" (123).
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For U-Vistract to lay claim to national confidence, it also required the appearance of a local grounding in traditions of place, alongside Christian moral rigorism and being seen like a developmental state that could deliver services.
61) Thus, in Hubmaier's and Glaidt's writings from 1526 and 1527, and in Hubmaier's reference to the problem of bell ringing, we detect a tendency among the Nikolsburg preachers to biblicistic rigorism, and an insecurity as to how far this rigorism must be applied to religious practice.
A fierce focus on academic success among the young and career success for adults builds habits of discipline that can function reasonably well without old-fashioned moral rigorism.