Book worship esp of the Bible used by Roman Catholic divines towards exaltation associated with the expert associated with the Bible over that the pope or even the chapel and by Protestants to an excessive reference to the page associated with the Scriptures
- the worship of Bible
- Book worship, esp. of Bible; -- used by Roman Catholic divines into the exaltation for the authority regarding the Bible over compared to the pope and/or chapel, by Protestants to an excessive regard to the page of this Scriptures.
1763, "worship of publications," from biblio- + -latry. Meaning "worship for the Bible" is from 1847.
(letter.) Book worship, esp. regarding the Bible; -- used by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of expert regarding the Bible over that the pope and/or church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter for the Scriptures.
Yet deism deserves to be remembered as a strenuous protest against bibliolatry in every degree and against all traditionalism in theology.