Catholicism
(2,047 words)

1. Definition

Modern scholars use the term Catholicism as a collective term for all the sociocultural manifestations of the Roman Catholic Church, from the forms of its institutional constitution through individual and collective manifestations of religiosity to ideal-typical ethicopolitical attitudes, patterns of economic behavior, artistic sty…

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Wassilowsky, Günther, “Catholicism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 18 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022027>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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