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The spectrum of the concept ‘Catholicism’ is broad, stretching from a vague understanding to concretely identifiable phenomena. In the widest sense, Catholicism describes the Catholic Church together with all of the manifestations of Catholic Christianity, without spatial or temporal limitation. In the narrowest sense, it is provided with an a…

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Blaschke, Olaf, “Catholicism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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