- the movement in Roman Catholic thought that sought to interpret the teachings of the Church in the light of philosophic and scientific conceptions prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: condemned by Pope Pius X in 1907.
- the liberal theological tendency in Protestantism in the 20th century.
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How to use modernism in a sentence
Alfred Stieglitz began exhibiting photographs in New York in the early 1900s as part of his project of introducing modernism to America.
Secular modernism has tried to get the fruits of the Jesus-message without the roots.What is the Point of Celebrating Easter During a Pandemic?|N.T. Wright|April 2, 2021|Time
It’s that I think it might produce a new kind of literature, like the way modernism transformed the novel.Kazuo Ishiguro on How His New Novel Klara and the Sun Is a Celebration of Humanity|Dan Stewart|March 2, 2021|Time
Having been taught Modernism, a school of thought that scoffs at the decorative, materials became his primary means of expression.
European Jews gravitated toward modernism as a way to get away from history.
What every fan of modernism may not know is that all of these designers were Jewish.
In the early years—the 1920s and 1930s—modernism was seen as “out there.”
In America, modernism was stripped of its socialist leanings.
Immanence—Agnosticism is the negative side of Modernism; immanence constitutes its positive constituent.
That its measures were effective is evident from the history of Modernism in the last three years.
They are the quaint quintessence of conservatism, and will occupy youthful minds menaced by modernism.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall
Too angry to deny the convenient charge of "modernism," he sought the street.
He bowed his head, revolving in his mind the definite charge of "modernism."