- n.A language or linguistic style that is understood only by, or appeals only to, practicing Christians.Example Citation:Kutz and many other pastors prefer to share uplifting yet realistic stories about how faith has helped people through trying times. Marsh says it is especially important not to preach the Easter message in "Christianese,' using obscure biblical terms and references.—Dave Schleck, "A Time of New Beginnings," Daily Press, April 12, 1988Earliest Citation:Smith said his third and latest album, The Big Picture, marks a departure of sorts in his career.'The first two records,' he said, 'they were contemporary and they were pop, but they were kind of Christianese or whatever — you use that kind of language to communicate to the church.'—Russell Smith, "Former sideman Michael W. Smith says he's not the next Amy Grant," The Dallas Morning News, October 17, 1986Related Words: Categories:There's actually a Dictionary of Christianese now. You can read definitions online free at http://www.dictonaryofchristianese.com.
New words. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Christianese — noun The terms, catchphrases and theological jargon used by some Christians, commonly from Christian theology and influenced by popular translations of the Bible. Anthony answered, Talking Christianese is being the Church. Dont you think Church… … Wiktionary
Religious terminology — are the specialized terms used within the context of a particular religion as largely self contained language system. Most terms are tied to or else distinguished by cultural differences, and methods for maintaining the meaning of its collective… … Wikipedia
Second Coming — In Christianity, the Second Coming is the anticipated return of Jesus Christ from heaven to earth, an event that will fulfill aspects of Messianic prophecy, such as the general resurrection of the dead, the last judgment of the dead and the… … Wikipedia
Yeshivish — articleissues citations missing = July 2007 tone = January 2008 expert = Languages:about|the linguistic aspects of the word Yeshivish|an article about the culture|Yeshivish JewsYeshivish is a form of English spoken mainly by English speaking… … Wikipedia
Postchristianity — Postchristianity, [G.C. Oosthuizen. Postchristianity in Africa . C Hurst Co Publishers Ltd (December 31, 1968). ISBN 0903983052] postChristendom or postChristianism are variants of a term used to describe a contemporary cultural attitude strictly … Wikipedia
Unchurched — or The Unchurched or unchurched people is defined by the Barna Group as an adult (18 or older) who has not attended a Christian church service within the past six months excluding special services such as Easter, Christmas, weddings or funerals.… … Wikipedia
Charismania — is a derogative Christianese term usually applied by American Fundamentalist Christians to the extremists in the Christian Charismatic movement. In some cases it is used as a byword to describe the entire movement in a negative light. It was… … Wikipedia
Glossary of Messianic terms — The following is a glossary of terms used by Messianic Jews. Since Messianic Jews regard their religion as both a Jewish and a New Testament belief, some Christian terms are used in Jewish ways, and some Jewish terms are used in Christian… … Wikipedia
Internetese — n. A style of writing prevalent in Web sites, e mail messages, and online chat rooms. Example Citation: You will not encounter such niceties as good grammar, spelling or literary style. Knowles site is written in Internetese, a sort of stream of… … New words
Language (General) — Language General amphibological antigram antilanguage aptagram autological beforemath Bubbonics camouflanguage … New words