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Radicalism, Social
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[German Version]

The expression “social radicalism” is used in everyday language, in the technical terminology of various academic disciplines, and in political discourse. In German political terminology it is first attested in the ideological debates of the Vormärz (I) and the closely related religious party conflicts. At that time, 18th-century British and French discourse had a decisive influence. In Britain, from c. 1740 all political programs were described as radical that wished to make far-…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Radicalism, Social”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024793>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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