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  • The strongest and best was in old times called theologicum, because it was had from the clergy and religious men, to whose houses the laity sent their bottles to be filled, sure that the religious would neither drink nor be served with the worst; for the merchant would have thought his soul should have gone straightway to the devil if he had sent them any but the best.

    For Whom Shakespeare Wrote

  • As Ernest Campbell Mossner remarks: β€œThe Deists were long subjected to the odium theologicum and the historians of the movement have almost without exception downgraded or slandered them both socially as well as intellectually since the time of John Leland in the eighteenth century.”

    Anthony Collins

  • In view also of the peculiar bitterness of the odium theologicum, perhaps it may be permitted me to say at the outset that I have no prejudice on this subject.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • The only case in which the higher ground has been taken on principle and maintained with consistency, by any but an individual here and there, is that of religious belief: a case instructive in many ways, and not least so as forming a most striking instance of the fallibility of what is called the moral sense: for the odium theologicum, in a sincere bigot, is one of the most unequivocal cases of moral feeling.

    On Liberty

  • The religious hatred called odium theologicum has long been an instrument for gaining power and property, whether in local politics or in real estate speculation.

    The Deadlocked City

  • Every now and then a thump, a squeak, and a wail of suppressed agony comes out of the academy; but mostly the odium theologicum expresses itself in the classroom, at the department meeting, and by pointedly ignoring in public the rogues of the opposite party.

    Lucy and Lucifer

  • Like medieval schismatics, each side has called the other heretic, using the terms appropriate to convey odium theologicum in a secular movement.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • [Goethe's] Faust remains for the modern world the final form of the legend out of which it grew, the magnificent expression of the broad humanism which, even in spheres accounted orthodox, has tended to replace the peculiar studium theologicum which inspired the early Faust-books

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • There is, of course, the odium theologicum, and it can be a cause of enmity.

    Bertrand Russell - Nobel Lecture

  • Demurs of law process imposed checks upon the uncharitable haste of the _odium theologicum_.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine β€” Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844


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