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I. Church History – II. Catholicism – III. Practical Theology – IV. Art History

I. Church History

1. General

The word modernism, derived from the adjective modern (Modernity), has often been used pejoratively. In 1524 Luther called the representatives of the nominalist via moderna (Nominalism) “modernists,” who have nothing to offer (WA 15, 52f.). In the 18th century, the opponents of traditional Protestant orthodoxy were sometimes tagged wit…

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Arnold, Claus, Hutchison, William R., Mette, Norbert and Spanke, Daniel, “Modernism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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