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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.
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.
In this latest study the writer is keen to discuss the church as an institution rent by, and enriched by, various themes: anti-clericalism; the place of criticism; the role of the bishops and the importance of charges of heresy; the role (often decisive) of the Sovereign--what he calls a 'monarchical church' and the increasingly important place of the laity both in lay education and in the work of confraternities and chantries.
Calles's personal reminiscences would be of interest in their own right, but they take on even greater significance for the history of the nation, given that their focus rests mainly on the life and political career of her father, former Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles, or "El General." 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. What is fascinating about the younger Calles's memories of her father is the way in which Almada presents them as being fluid, rather than fixed, and subject to change in response to the process of their telling.
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. Thus, B.'s work is also another nail in the coffin for the German Sonderweg-thesis, since it proves that the anti-Catholicism of German liberals was nothing unique.
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.
The alliance between the monarchy and the Catholic Church strengthened anti-clericalism, which in turn led to more assertive ideological positions against religion.
Second, low church conservatism retains the anti-clericalism of its religious counterpart.
He lived during the French Revolutionary period and his themes included republicanism, and radicalism, Scottish patriotism, anti-clericalism, class inequalities and poverty and sexuality.