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  • Anti-confessionalists generally argue that it is the spirit and values of religion that matter, rather than the rules.
  • The confessionalists supported state funding for private schools, typically belonging to a religious denomination.
  • The non-confessionalists claimed that anyone, even if not actually followers of the Christian religion, could see the benefits of Christian values to society.
  • Confessionalists generally counter that the "spirit and values" of any given faith cannot be attained without first knowing "truth" as given in formal dogmas.
  • Confessionalists believe that differing interpretations or understandings, especially those in direct opposition to a held teaching, cannot be accommodated within a church communion.
  • The Confessionalists were American poets that emerged in the 1950s.
  • None since Kant, except extreme confessionalists, and those in diminishing degree, have held that the great effect of the work of Christ was upon the mind and attitude of God. Cited from An Outline Of The History Of Christian Thought Since Kant, by Edw. Moore
  • But unlike the confessionalists, Kumin eschews high rhetoric and adopts a plain style.
  • The New York School was an informal group of poets active in 1950s New York City whose work was said to be a reaction to the Confessionalists.
  • In the fact that it made the creeds of little importance and fell back on Schleiermacher's emphasis upon feeling, the movement came to have the character also of an attempt to find a middle way between confessionalists and rationalists. Cited from An Outline Of The History Of Christian Thought Since Kant, by Edw. Moore
  • Some Christian denominations, particularly newer ones, focus more on the "experience" of Christianity than on its formal doctrines, and are accused by confessionalists of adopting a vague and unfocused form of religion.
  • The editors of Contemporary Literary Criticism wrote that the book "exerted a profound influence on subsequent American poets, including other first generation confessionalists such as Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton."
  • There were three tendencies in theology that broke up rationalism; that which was identified with the names of Schleiermacher and Neander, that of the Hegelians, and that of the Confessionalists. Cited from History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7), by Adolph Harnack
  • In the years after women's emancipation, the confessionalists came to dominate moral discourse in the Netherlands, and legislation in support of confessionalist moral views was enacted (prostitution banned, 1912; abortion prohibited, 1911; advertising for contraception criminalized).