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A reformation intended to counter the consequences of a previous reformation.

Coun′ter Reforma′tion

the movement for reform within the Roman Catholic Church that followed the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.


(ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛf ərˈmeɪ ʃən)

a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation.
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Noun1.counterreformation - a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
reformation - improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
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On Christian Iconography is highly recommended for college and public library art shelves, and would make a superb resource for a course on Spanish baroque art or counterreformation visual culture.
Cruz (University of Miami) y llevo por titulo Materializing the Spiritual in CounterReformation Spain.
Cabraser, The Class Action Counterreformation, 57 STAN.
Johnson made a brief connection between the character of Don Quixote and Christian chivalric ideals as a failed project: "the notion that bellicose Christian chivalry, whether in its old-fashioned feudal-medieval form, or the new improved Counterreformation version, is in fact the cornerstone of the work.
Unlike so many of his coevals in the Counterreformation, the novelist was not given to writing a lo divino; instead of a typ(olog)ically transcendental discourse, he sought to create "un absoluto de significacion no divina, sino humana, una especie de absoluto inmanente" (Avellaneda 44-47).
Consequently, if we accept that the Orthodox Christopher was the bishop of the Romanians belonging to two distinct denominations we run into nearly insurmountable problems, even if the international context was somewhat "unionist," seeing some Orthodox placed under Catholic jurisdiction, in the framework of the Counterreformation and of the Catholic Reformation.
Music, piety, and propaganda: the soundscapes of counterreformation Bavaria.
Contemporary Catholic theological debate on catholicity claims to recover a qualitative conception of catholicity in order to correct the classical Counterreformation emphasis on geographical breadth.
However, the commercial relationship between these two powers was born before the Counterreformation.
Although usually associated with Catholicism and the counterreformation, the baroque becomes a Jewish and anti-inquisitional form in de Barrios's hands.
Unfortunately, a kind of counterreformation is also underway.
To fully understand the revanchist nature of the current historical moment, we need to revisit the horrors of Ronald Reagan's counterreformation.