Josephinism


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Josephinism

the policies and measures concerning religion introduced by Emperor Joseph II of Austria (1741-90). Also Josephism.
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This view gained momentum during controversies of the Reformation and continued through the struggles against Gallicanism and Josephinism.
18th-century reformism, whether inspired by the Enlightenment, Gallicanism, Jansenism, or Josephinism, was also anti-Roman.
The first one focuses on the preconditions of Nazi rule in Austria, reaching back to German nationalism in the Habsburg monarchy and the traditions of the Nazi party in Austria and, in a rather far-fetched reference, to the Counter Reformation and to Josephinism.