In the hands of moralistic theologians, like Lactantius, they certainly assume a somewhat grotesque form, but the fact that these men clung to them is the clearest evidence that in the West millennarianism was still a point of "orthodoxy" in the 4th century.
Simple souls found their spiritual pasture in little mincing "devotions"; while robuster minds built up for themselves a natural moralistic religion, quite as close to Epictetus as to Christianity.
This, together with the influence of the different religions, created a very moralistic climate which was not always conducive to home care.
The moralistic conception of the gospel as a "law of liberty," the very phrase recalling the expression of Barn.
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moralistic view of authority that Machiavelli criticizes at length in his best-known treatise, The Prince.
moralistic approach to international politics.
moralistic, rigid attitude to the consumption of drink.
moralistic stance will intensify her resentments, since resentment is the ground of social morality.
I hope this doesn't sound too moralistic, but no matter how it may look like, it's my honest opinion.
The environment debate has become increasingly moralistic: restraint is good, production and consumption are bad.
We then remembered that children's fairy tales at that time were very menacing - Grimm's fairly tales were horrifying and extremely moralistic.
In this overtly moralistic fable, Stu's extramarital sins are limited to taking off his wedding ring for his daily phone calls.
The memorable diaper wearer, now recast Despite being a very well thought out and quite moralistic piece.
In a moralistic or a strong-willed mother the morality or the strong will power go hand-in-hand with a dominant sense of pride.
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