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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.
  • n. A system holding that all knowledge is derived from original divine revelation and is transmitted by tradition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The adherence to traditional views or practices, especially with regard to cultural or religious matters.
  • n. A philosophical system which makes tradition the supreme criterion and rule of certitude; the doctrine that human reason is of itself radically unable to know with certainty any truth or, at least, the fundamental truths of the metaphysical, moral, and religious order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of faith founded on tradition; esp., the doctrine that all religious faith is to be based solely upon what is delivered from competent authority, exclusive of rational processes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Strictly, a system of philosophy in which all religious knowledge is reduced to belief in truth communicated by revelation from God, and received by traditional instruction; popularly, the habit of basing religious convictions on ecclesiastical authority and the traditional belief of the church, not on an independent study of the Scripture, or an independent exercise of the reason; adherence to tradition as an authority.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrine that all knowledge was originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditions
  • n. adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)
  • n. strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings


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  • One wonders what the point of his "traditionalism" is if the Holy Gospels can become "wacky novelties".

    10/01/2002 - 11/01/2002

  • The chief intellectual, rather than emotional, support for traditionalism is a sceptical view about political knowledge.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Please. after confab this weekend pondering black/blackfoot history. also: traditionalism is hard.

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  • But to the extent that its insular traditionalism is its weakness, it can make for a very undemocratic political and social conversation.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Military’s Reach

  • And: "To put matters in general terms, traditionalism is concerned with essential qualities and connections, while modernity is concerned with technical factors, temporary relationships, and specific purposes."


  • We’ve had to negotiate treacherous waters to establish a pedagogically progressive seminary in a nation (and church) where traditionalism is often idolized.

    The Next Generation of Global leaders

  • Even though I am very disappointed with the effect feminism has had in our culture, I have also met girls who are turned by the idea of traditionalism because they are sincerely aware of chauvinistic male attitudes.

    Modestly Yours

  • Kozinski believes that "traditionalism" can become an ideology that makes one spiritually sick, "as one becomes more attached to the traditionalist movement, its narratives, personages, publications, polemics, criticisms, etc than to the Church as a whole - and to Christ Himself".

    On "Gnostic Traditionalism"

  • Leaders like these rely on traditionalism, meaning that they claim their authority derived from a religious text.

    Mexico: A Theocratic Model for Republicans

  • Yes, I know you can say that has more to do with the Society's internal politics, but coming from such an important figure in Catholic "traditionalism" I think it was very significant.

    In the summer of 2005...


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