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Conservatism
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I. Ethics – II. Practical Theology

I. Ethics

Conservatism as a political movement emerged as a reaction to the changes in European society brought about by the French Revolution. The contrast between right and left that today still shapes parliamentary parties manifested itself in two works that became classics: E. Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and T. Paine's The Rights of Man (1791–1792). Burke condemned the revolutionary transformation of society on the basis of abs…

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Ribhegge, Wilhelm and Schieder, Rolf, “Conservatism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12107>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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