anticlericalism


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anticlericalism

opposition, especially political opposition, to the power and influence of the church.
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The Republican Benito Perez Galdos said that "Spain's regeneration lies in its freedom" (LV 8-11-1909 (8)), while the Socialist Pablo Iglesias explained the alliance--which had previously been denied--in the following way: "the aim of the Alliance is to bring an end to clericalism and conservativism, which are responsible for Spain's misfortune." Socialists and Republicans came together on two main issues: first of all, democracy, freedom, and social reform; and secondly, anticlericalism (LV 8-11-1909).
"The Church and its Critics in Time of Crisis." Anticlericalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
Manitta concludes that it is the conflict between Carducci's faith in God and the ironic anticlericalism of the 'Inno a Satana' that are significant of the author's modernity and the crisis it reflects.
That may flatter today's reflexive anticlericalism. But we do well to remember that the centralized state Cromwell helped midwife did prepare the ground, over the coming centuries, for the rise of the rational, willful, thought-controlling, indeed all-controlling, state.
Her PhD dissertation was on anticlericalism in folk and popular culture.
They were the Enlightenment made flesh, but an Enlightenment shorn of its vitiating French intellectual weaknesses of dogmatism, anticlericalism, moral chaos, and an excessive trust in logic, and buttressed by the English virtues of pragmatism, fair-mindedness, and honorable loyalty to each other.
As result, humanism became increasingly identified with anticlericalism. Suddenly, superstition became more associated with Christianity than the paganism revived by the humanists.
"Fuller's radicalism," in Tuchinsky's opinion, was grounded in "her politics, her anticlericalism, and her Romantic nationalism," not in Marx and Engels's manifesto (123).
Her intellectual world is enlarged when she discovers the library of the prince's freethinking uncle, now dead, through whose books she discovers an invigorating rationalism, radicalism, and anticlericalism. But throughout the story sexual desire remains her driver, and her secretive manipulation of those she regards as enemies remains an enduring inheritance of convent life.
of Jewish anti-Catholicism and anticlericalism, thereby shedding light on how the Jewish desire for political ii tegration could spawn the attacks of one marginalized group on another.
Other topics that are not adequately covered include the place of religion during the Enlightenment and during the loss of Spain's colonies in the nineteenth century, as well as the role of anticlericalism during the Restoration.
In the life of her husband ("The Life of John Hutchinson") she consistently uses the word "priest" pejoratively to express "anticlericalism" (lxviii).