Modernism
Modernism Mod"ern*ism, n. 1. Modern practice; a thing of recent date; esp., a modern usage or mode of expression. [1913 Webster]

2. Certain methods and tendencies which, in Biblical questions, apologetics, and the theory of dogma, in the endeavor to reconcile the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church with the conclusions of modern science, replace the authority of the church by purely subjective criteria; -- so called officially by Pope Pius X. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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