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Synonyms for catholicize

cause to adopt Catholicism

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As a historian of Catholicism, I must also say that this catholicizing description of human behavior as religious cheapens religious behavior itself.
Descendre explores Giovanni Botero's catholicizing use of Machiavelli's political and military language in developing his own discourse on "reason of state.
Indeed, the work of Trevor Johnson shows that by 1620, German Protestant resistance to the Gregorian reform was reinvigorated by the Catholicizing decrees of Maximilian I, Duke of Bavaria, after his invasion of the Upper Palatinate in 1620, which included the gradual introduction of the calendar.
On the Lutheran side Anglicanism is from time to time regarded as a somewhat odd mixture of Reformed doctrine and catholicizing ecclesiology.
In the Anglican church, liberals rejoice over the departure of the catholicizing troublemakers.
My indebtedness to Merton for this understanding of tradition can be seen in "The Catholicizing of Contemplation: Thomas Merton's Place in the Church's Prayer Life," Cistercian Studies 10 (1975), 173-89.
Herrmann taught Barth to distinguish between the catholicizing tendency of Luther's dogmatics and the evangelical power of his Christianity, a "creed-subverting possibility of living by faith alone through grace" (24).