What does the word heathenism mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Paganism.

Usage examples for heathenism

  1. This is the common story of superstition, from the totemism of savage tribes and the image- worship of semi- civilized peoples on to the heathenism of the Mass. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. There was also a good deal of opposition in the parish, some old sullen seceders who went to a neighbouring proprietary chapel, many more of erratic tastes haunted the places of worship of the numerous sects, who swarmed in the town, and many more were living in a state of town heathenism. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. But if open heathenism was dead, a large measure of indifferentism prevailed among the educated classes: many men who in the fifth century would have been pagans were Christians in name in the sixth, but little affected by Christianity in their lives. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman