bibliocentric

adjective bib·lio·cen·tric \ ¦bi-blē-ə-¦sen-trik , -blē-ō- \

Definition of bibliocentric

1 : placing great or central importance on printed texts
  • Neither personal nor grounded in immediate circumstance, his was the more sweeping and fundamental distrust with which a bibliocentric society views one grounded in oral practice …
  • —Bruce LincolnTheorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship1999
  • Although the bibliocentric nature of the volume is not entirely unexpected given the subject matter, a more conscientious push into the mainstream of historiographic research … would have been welcome.
  • —Vadim JigoulovJournal of the American Oriental Society1 Apr. 2007
  • Science journals and reports thrive in an electronic environment. But for bibliocentric disciplines—the humanities and the narrative-driven social sciences—a different calculus applies. Here the book remains the real coin of the academy's imaginary realm.
  • —William P. GermanoGetting It Published2008
2 : centered on or deriving from the Bible
  • A bibliocentric regard for sacred texts and the irresistibleness of secular appeal inhabit Tschernichowsky's declaration of faithfulness, a duality that offered a bridge between Hebrew soul and foreign idyll.
  • —Joe LockardAmerican Indian Quarterly1 Jan. 2000
  • Unlike Platonic esoteric thinking, which embraces a form of secrecy that is much more political and is articulated in an environment that did not cultivate a canonic text, i.e., the Greek polis, rabbinic religiosity gravitated around a bibliocentric mentality.
  • —Moshe IdelAbsorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation2002

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First Known Use of bibliocentric

1970


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