Antedating of "Authoritarianism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 16:44:07 UTC 2005

authoritarianism (OED 1909)

1902 _Amer. Jrnl. Theology_ VI. 451 (JSOTR)  The historic Protestant
theory of the sources of religious knowledge has been an unstable
compromise between rationalism and authoritarianism.

Fred Shapiro

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