Origin of clericalism
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As in the case of clericalism, so it is in the case of churchism.
Clericalism, like any other concept, is more than a set of ideas.
I will not talk nor allow any one else to talk about "clericalism" and "militarism."A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
His book is neither a panegyric on clericalism nor a libel on it.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
This is the meaning of M. Gambetta's war-cry 'Clericalism is the enemy.'France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
- a policy of upholding the power of the clergy
- the power of the clergy esp when excessively strong
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