controversialism


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controversialism

the relation to controversy or to a subject of controversy. — controversialist, n.
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Over-simplified messaging, fear-mongering & controversialism are hard-minded campaigning.
Shifting the terms of discussion from what to believe (Catholic Purgatory or Lutheran Wittenberg) to whether or not belief is possible is an illuminating move that seems more tuned to the existential atmosphere of Elsinore than Greenblatt's controversialism.
2 (Spring 1976): 3-25; "Party Politics and Religious Controversialism in Prince Edward Island from 1860 to 1863," Acadiensis, 7, no.