Definition of Pharisaism in English:



  • See Pharisee

    • ‘Since Pharisaism is a continual problem for Christians, the preacher would do well to identify with the crowd, not with John.’
    • ‘What is old is the Judaism of Jesus' day, especially the kind of legalistic Pharisaism with which Jesus had so much conflict.’
    • ‘In Geiger's account, Pharisaism is transformed from a debased and rarified empty ritualism to a commitment to innovation and to the democratization of priestly functions.’
    • ‘But there is much in Jesus’ teaching that is plainly counter-Pharisaic, including the antitheses of the Sermon on the Mount, which set Jesus well outside the frontiers of Pharisaism.’
    • ‘There is much piety not born of gratitude, and perhaps that is the most likely to lead to Pharisaism.’