zealotism

zealotism

(ˈzɛlətɪzəm)
n
another word for zealotry
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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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Ayas argues that in contrast to this Herodian stance, a fanatical devotion to tradition, i.e., "zealotism," was traceable particularly in the stance of Ahmed Avni Konuk, which was not as effective as Herodian attitude in the long term.
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." (15) The problem is not that Paul is bound by sin as a necessary or pre-Christian condition, but rather that Paul has absolutized God's revelation in the law and has thus become a zealot.
Flusser commends Jesus for remaining aloof from the zealotism that would eventually destroy the Temple and Jerusalem.
Religion in some parts of the world has taken on a 'pathological zealotism' and been used to justify political positions and terrorism (Todd 2010), just as it was once used to justify the persecution of the Christians in Palestine and the Roman Empire and slavery in North America during the 18th Century.
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.
"Saul of Tarsus and Early Zealotism: Reading Galatians 1:13-14 in Light of Philo's Writings." Biblica, Vol.
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.