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Synonyms for catholicize

cause to adopt Catholicism

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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.
In this effort Sutherland is torn between the Catholicizing tendencies of the Tractarian Movement represented by John Henry Newman, Richard Hurrell Froude (brother of the author of the Nemesis), Edward Bouverie Pusey, and John Keble on the one hand, and the rationalistic tendencies of the German biblical criticism of David Friedrich Strauss on the other (p.
English Tories, both before and after the `Glorious' Revolution, were in a difficult position, passionately supporting James as the nation's rightful sovereign on the one hand, while at the same time regarding his Catholicizing policies with deep concern.
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.
Are we to see these Catholicizing elements in a purely symbolic light, or do they indicate a change in his view of the historical and political role of the Church?
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).
But here he defends the Catholic principle, when purified by critical discernment, as a practice of syncretism that "achieves the concrete essence of the Church" and is thus inevitable as part of the catholicizing process, which intends to make the good things of God possible within diverse cultures.