conservative reading

conservative reading

noun accurate meaning, correct meaning, defined meaning, definition, distinct meaning, exact meaning, explanation, explicit meaning, exxress meaning, faithful meaning, inflexible meaning, literal meaning, methodical meaning, meticulous meaning, narrow meaning, not subject to interpretation, ordinary meannng, plain meaning, precise meaning, prescribed meaning, rigid meaning, rigorous meaning, sharply defined, specific meaning, strict meaning, unbending meannng, uncompromising meaning, unequivocal meaning
Associated concepts: construction, literal contract, literal proof plain meaning rule, rules of statutory, soft plain meaning rule, textualism
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A third reading, the conservative reading holds that the Guide's great achievement is in its demonstration that eternal preexistence of the world cannot be proved.
On the most conservative reading, at least 8,200 people in the country have special needs.
The Pope rather insisted on the more conservative reading into the meaning of priestly life.
They argue it promotes a conservative reading of Vatican II that could, in effect, repeal changes the council sought to introduce, such as a more open stance toward other religions and the secular world.
Lope de Vega's plays present a conservative reading of women as unsuitable rulers.
Christian fundamentalists and Web site personality Matt Drudge, who have seen earlier versions of ``Passion,'' have defended the film, but that has done little to allay fears that Gibson's conservative reading of the New Testament might be seen as anti-Jewish.
Thus, there are deep splits within the societies based on various ideological or material tendencies, be that a liberal or conservative reading of Islam or a pro- or anti-Western attitude.
Yet a glance at the slim body of work in the West on Islamic international law reveals a rather narrow and conservative reading which would have bemused many Islamic scholars who contributed to works on Siyar from the time of al-Shaybani onwards.
In fact, the union letter asserted, "Even the most conservative reading of the labor agreement requires that the Company enter into no contract, including most certainly the definite agreement that you have announced as your next step in the CSN transaction, prior to February 5, 2007.
Disconcertingly, his approach allows for what seems like a more traditional and conservative reading of the ending of Measure for Measure, which is not about "ruthless power disguising itself as mercy," but rather "the internal victory of a supernatural love over natural inclination" (207).
In this sense, it is hard to blame Bromwich from recoiling at the conservative readings of Burke that have predominated in recent years: it is indeed disingenuous to paint him as a laissez-faire capitalist or as an apologist for Western Christendom, and Bromwich is right to disavow these over-determined interpretations.
As with the movement as a whole, there is much to recommend this approach as a corrective to hegemonic universalist and conservative readings of canonical literary texts.
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