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nonhistorical Syllabification: non·his·tor·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌnänhiˈstôrikəl/ /-ˈstär-/

Definition of nonhistorical in English:


1Not based on or drawn from history: nonhistorical data
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  • They also had their own nonhistorical 'theories' of what the historical mode meant or did.
  • Indeed, she criticizes "traditional theory" in light of the rejection of its representational view of knowledge and its nonhistorical subject.
  • The god they present is neither the impassive god of the Oriental nor the nonhistorical god of the Deist.
1.1Without regard for history: pontificating from a nonhistorical perspective
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  • He urges us to read Aquinas as responding to a series of conflicts (such as that between Christianity and pagan philosophy) rather than as pontificating from a nonhistorical perspective.
  • Indeed I now find myself troubled by the distinctly nonhistorical stance of much of evangelicalism, and therefore drawn to the arguments of the editors about their two great confessional faiths.
  • By contrast, the ideals that filtered out from television screens were "simplistic, nonsubstantive, nonhistorical and noncontextual."

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