Definition of restorationism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrestəˈrāSHəˌnizəm/


A charismatic Christian movement seeking to restore the beliefs and practices of the early Church.
Example sentences
  • Fundamental to Protestantism as well is the theme of restorationism.
  • Christian Zionism is directly connected with the Restorationism movement and owes its intellectual origins to that movement.
  • Considered part of the early 19th century Restorationism movement, Joseph Smith attested that he was chosen by God to restore the Church of Christ to a world that had fallen away, resulting in the Great Apostasy.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • We know so much, we long for that which we don't know - hence the desire for ‘mystery’ among many young, conservative, restorationist Catholics who hunger for a past idyllic church.
  • How is the restorationist movement affecting liturgical renewal?
  • As Komonchak has observed, it is wrong to regard Ratzinger as a restorationist in the sense of one who desires to return the church to its preconciliar, neoscholastic days.

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Syllabification: res·to·ra·tion·ism

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