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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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The state says that $17 "goes to promote the national motto 'In God We Trust', 1st amendment rights and the heritage of this state and nation"--but fails to make it clear that the money is being given to Alliance Defending Freedom, a controversial Religious Right legal group that works to undermine LGBTQ rights, interject fundamentalist Christianity in public schools and government, end legal abortion and promote a definition of religious freedom that allows for discrimination.
One of the problems with Souter and his brand of fundamentalist Christianity is the over simplification of everything from sexuality to drug addiction.
For several reasons, Korea was a fertile place for fundamentalist Christianity to take root.
Discussions revolving around a repressive version of fundamentalist Christianity are also relevant and realistic." FRANCISCA GOLDSMITH
I hope you can understand why I might fear your fundamentalist Christianity as well.
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.