moderatism


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Noun1.moderatism - a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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He covers against the passions of revolution: making the moderate sensibility 1815-48; grand vision, minor demands: the themes and sources of 1840s moderatism; the truths of the heart: passions, sentiments, and faith from Mazzini to Nievo; and the reason of the elites: constitutional moderatism in the Kingdom of Sardinia 1849-61.
Ahnert follows the ramifications of these two ideas and develops, in their light, new and fascinating interpretations of such crucial issues in the life of Moderatism as patronage, natural religion, the status of revelation, and the controversy over the appointment of John Leslie.
15) It helped that, by the late eighteenth century, with Moderatism transcendent in the Church of Scotland, and the trauma of the Disruption still some way off, the covenanting past could be domesticated--at least politically desensitised --for popular consumption.