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Heathendom

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heathendom Heathenism.
    • Heathendom That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heathendom The state or condition of a heathen; heathenism.
    • n heathendom Those parts of the world in which heathenism prevails: opposed to Christendom.
    • n heathendom Heathen nations or peoples regarded collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heathendom the condition of a heathen: those regions of the world where heathenism prevails
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hǣðendōm,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽðen, a heathen; Dut. heiden.

Usage

In literature:

Compare Tholuck, The Moral Character of Heathendom.
"The Life of St. Paul" by James Stalker
This man had children born in heathendom and under quite different circumstances.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as illustrated by Celtic Heathendom.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
So these wretches, too abominable to be endured in heathendom, were shipped back to Europe.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
RHYS, J. Celtic Heathendom (London, 1886).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF HEATHENDOM.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Oh, the unworked jewel-mines of heathendom!
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
We did not dream that anybody short of heathendom would object to this.
"The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences" by Hosea Quinby
No true piece of heathendom at all.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
By its missionaries and by its sword it won England from heathendom to the Christian Church.
"In the Border Country" by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
Another heritage also from German heathendom fell to these strollers.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Some of us He has turned to madness and the vain babblings of heathendom.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
There's nothing riles your true-born Hawaiian like a public imputation of cannibalism or heathendom.
"The White Man's Foot" by Grant Allen
They deal with the moral and mental conflicts which characterized the period of transition from heathendom to Christianity.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
Heathendom died, and was buried; yet, after a brief interval, it rose again from its tomb.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
In this point of view heathendom in all its parts continued to be profoundly religious.
"Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom" by T. W. Allies
As it is not customary to forbid what is never performed, we have in this enactment evidence for a persisting heathendom on English soil.
"Canute the Great" by Laurence Marcellus Larson
There was no regularity in Mrs. Pell's household: there was no more outward observance of religion than if we'd lived in Heathendom.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
What is the remedy for the present deplorable condition of both Christendom and heathendom?
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
The Roman empire is still in the thrall of perfect heathendom.
"A Layman's Life of Jesus" by Samuel H. M. Byers
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In science:

For instance, the Christianity, which contains only one god, is a more developed conception, than the heathendom, which contains many gods.
Monistic conception of geometry
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