The belief that books and other written material have magical qualities. Such as touching or kissing the Bible in the belief that after doing this a person can speak only the truth. This is known as contagious magic. Also called Book Fetishism.

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  • Bibliolatry — is the worship of the Bible or any other text. The word is a portmanteau of the Greek words biblion (book) and latria (worship), and though it may also refer to an extreme devotion to books in general, it is more often used as a derogatory… …   Wikipedia

  • Bibliolatry — Bib li*ol a*try (b[i^]b l[i^]*[o^]l [.a]*tr[y^]), n. [Gr. bibli on book + latrei a service, worship, latrey ein to serve.] Book worship, esp. of the Bible; applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bibliolatry — 1763, worship of books, from BIBLIO (Cf. biblio ) + LATRY (Cf. latry). Meaning worship of the Bible is from 1847 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bibliolatry — [bib΄lē äl′ə trē] n. [ BIBLIO + LATRY] 1. excessive adherence to a literal interpretation of the Bible 2. excessive veneration of books bibliolater n. bibliolatrous adj …   English World dictionary

  • bibliolatry — noun see bibliolater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bibliolatry — bibliolater, bibliolatrist, n. bibliolatrous, adj. /bib lee ol euh tree/, n. 1. excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted. 2. extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books. [1755 65; BIBLIO + LATRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bibliolatry — noun a) fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the Bible b) excessive reverence of the Bible, Quran, or other book …   Wiktionary

  • Bibliolatry — Чрезмерное увлечение книгами …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • bibliolatry — Synonyms and related words: Sabbatarianism, bibliomania, bigotry, bluestockingism, book learning, book madness, bookiness, bookishness, booklore, charismatic gift, charismatic movement, charismatic renewal, classical scholarship, classicism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bibliolatry — worship of the Bible or other books Forms of Worship …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bibliolatry — n. excessive faithfulness to the literal interpretation of the Bible; excessive devotion to books …   English contemporary dictionary

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