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- n. A reformation intended to counter the consequences of a previous reformation.
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- n. a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
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Reformation in the 16th Century (better known as the counterreformation).
But if it expands more widely, then it will probably let loose a kind of counterreformation for which I definitely have no sympathy.
That is, they are rich and we are poor, and while their legacy is Democracy, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution, ours is the counterreformation, Monopoly and Feudalism.
Prof. VIROLI: It came s-- from the mid of the 16th century in -- within the context of the counterreformation.
The ebb and flow of reformation and counterreformation have hardly changed the permanent landmarks.
There have been times in the history of the Church when the true meaning of the Gospel seemed to be almost lost; when, in the beautiful words of the great Catholic historian, ‘Christ was in the ship, but asleep’; and to these times of lethargy and vacancy have succeeded other times of revival, awakening, reformation, counterreformation.
-- can more accurately be described as part of a counterreformation, a reaction against those attempts to make schools more accountable and effective.