anticlericalism

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anticlericalism

opposition, especially political opposition, to the power and influence of the church.
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Anti-clericalism in the second half of the 19th century was by no means limited to the Anglo-American socio-cultural sphere.
58) Anti-clericalism is a constellation of stereotypes that emerges in predominantly Catholic nations where the clergy enjoy certain socio-economic privileges that foment animosity within the lay population, as opposed to hostility to Catholicism as a monolithic belief system or the entire Church as an institution.
While the report noted anti-clericalism, Communism and resistance to authority as factors that could reduce priestly influence, the conclusion was that priests generally held onto this position of power.
Like any 'anti'-ism, anti-communism is not the expression of a clearly defined or consistent antithesis--as is also the case, for example, with anti-fascism, anti-terrorism, and, as Rene Remond has shown, anti-clericalism.
He is also careful to put such elements as anti-clericalism and other, often-neglected parts of the conflict back into their proper places.
In chapter two, "The Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1959)," he describes the confluence of factors that led up to the council, over and against the papacies of Gregory XVI (1831-46), Pius IX (1846-1878), Leo XIII (1878-1903), Plus X (1903-1914), Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1959): revolutions, religious strife, loss of the Papal States, emergent democracies, rampant anti-clericalism, the Thomist revival, Rerum Novarum's social justice developments, Modernism, the Liturgical Movement, developments in biblical studies, a return to patristic sources in theology, the cataclysmic effects of two world wars, and the horrors of Shoah.
The presidency of the elder Calles occurred at a crucial moment in Mexico's post-revolutionary history, and his legacy is often mired by his overreaches in power and anti-clericalism.
Good is free speech, anti-clericalism, irony, and mercy; bad is conformity, theocracy, fanaticism, and an incredibly misplaced sense of justice.
also successfully demonstrates that the German Kulturkampf was not restricted to the empire, but that the events in Italy should also be interpreted as organized and systematic anti-Catholicism and not just simple anti-clericalism.
Liberalism was the product of historical circumstances unique to the West: these include the anti-clericalism of the Reformation; the individualism of the French Revolution; the emergence of a politicised bourgeoisie during the Industrial Revolution; the rights-based language of feminism.
Christopher Haigh complicates one of his own prior claims about "Clergy" when he (re)examines the relationship between anti-clericalism and the Reformation in England.
6) Consistent with humanistic trends and Lutheran polemic, yet somewhat shocking for a sitting parish priest, Hubmaier expresses here a biting anti-papalism and anti-clericalism, explicitly denouncing Leo X as the Antichrist and blasting the greed of his fellow clergy.