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2005-07-07 15:29:16

The relationship between faith and politics was a frequently discussed theme in the nineteenth-century Dutch press. Throughout Europe Catholic publicists conducted polemics about political modernity and the public role of religion, with each other and dissidents. Dutch language specialist and historian Henk van den Berg has shown in his Ph.D. thesis how the ideological controversy between faith and politics in the Netherlands became visible, for example in the relationship between the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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