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Definition of the noun anti-catholicism

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  1. a religious orientation opposed to Catholicism

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

anti-Catholicism on both sides. And while the sectarian movements of the Middle Ages like the CATHARI held low opinions of the official clergy, the church itself wielded deadly power over them and persecuted them mercilessly with the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in the South (2005)

by Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson

Historically, religious nativism has adopted two principal guises: anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. The first of these two is by far the most important and long- standing. Colonial Americans, for example, transported a cluster of anti-Catholic ...

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

Anti-Catholicism. in. American. Elections. Although few Catholic immigrants had ties or affiliations with American political parties, non-native Catholics contributed voters to American elections and helped spark controversies. The presence of ...

Google previewThe Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History by Christopher G. Bates

Anti-Catholicism. and. the. Birth. of. Catholic. Schools. Because America had been colonized mostly by Anglicans, Puritans, and other Protestants, many eighteenth-century ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gothic Literature (2009)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

anti-Catholicism 11 anti-Catholicism Anti-Catholicism is a pervasive SUBTEXT of classic Gothic fiction and ILLUMINATI NOVELS. The theme derives from morbid curiosity about the sufferings of saints, church domination during the Middle ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New England (2017)

by Peter C. Holloran

ANTI-CATHOLICISM. Deeply rooted in New England as it is throughout the nation, a legacy of the Puritans and the long rivalry between England and its Catholic enemies in France, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland. A Massachusetts law in 1647 ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints

Anti-Catholicism > Opposition, often of a well- organized or pervasive nature, to the Roman Catholic Church. Anti-Catholicism in its common usage or understanding had its origins in Europe following the Reformation when opponents of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (2016)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Anti-Catholicism anti-CatholiC lEGislation Anti-Catholicism was widespread in the United States beginning in the colonial period and lasting well into the twentieth century. Several colonies, including Virginia and Massachusetts, banned ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, Professor Scott E. Casper

Whitehead ANTI-CATHOLIC MOVEMENT Inherited from British sectarianism, anti-Catholicism became the core ingredient in the American nativist movement. Like English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish Protestants, many Anglo-Americans ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in American Politics (1999)

by Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, Iain S. MacLean

Anti-Catholicism has been a feature of American society from the beginning, despite Roman Catholic contributions and demographic impact by the eighteenth century. With over 58 million members today, the Catholic church is the largest ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World (2013)

Britain, Ireland, Europe and America by John Wagner

Over the next 40 years, the Elizabethan government was highly suc— cessful in associating anti-Catholicism with patriotism, and in associating support of R0— man Catholicism with TREASON against En— gland. As popes such as PIUS V, ...

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