zealotism

zealotism

(ˈzɛlətɪzəm)
n
another word for zealotry

zealotism, zealotry

a tendency to undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism.
See also: Behavior
the beliefs, activities, and spirit of an ancient radical group in Judea that advocated overthrowing Roman rule.
See also: Judaism
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Since Christ breaks the bondage of the will and restores the freedom to choose good or evil, in this interpretation, the first person monologue of Romans 7 is a '"speech-in character' in which Paul's preconversion zealotism is depicted.
Flusser commends Jesus for remaining aloof from the zealotism that would eventually destroy the Temple and Jerusalem.
The current morass of regulations and environmental zealotism in the United States, in the eyes of investors, has created a psychological and economic image of the United States that is somewhat akin to that of the worst of the third-world nations.
She had disarmed all opposition and all sectarian zealotism, so that Roman Catholic and Unitarian, High Church and Low Church, all literally rose up and called her blessed.
Instead of being gripped by this religious zealotism, both Israel and Iran should be talking about peace.
In reviewing the three areas of politics, economy, and foreign policy, Ehteshami makes the point that the first decade of the lslamic polity in Iran, or in his terminology, "the first republic" (1979-89), was taken by revolutionary zealotism and the persona of Imam Khomeini, whereas now Iran has passed its revolutionary phase.
This comes into conflict with the mainstream Zealotism which currently predominates the Islamic world and which consistently claims that "interest" is riba and must be eliminated.