Yet the German nation did not succeed in shaking off the yoke of absolutism and in establishing democracy and parliamentary government.
Nor should it be thought that Marx's defence of democratic rights only extended to countries in which there was feudal absolutism .
This absolutism is wrong in principle, and it's also bad politics.
This arrogant spirit of ontological absolutism pervades his essay.
It is not moral absolutism but theological relativism we would do well to explore if our real need is for a God with whom we can engage our lives.
I was raised Catholic and left at an early age, but the Roman church's absolutism and attention to detail stay with one for life.
Benedict's experience of Nazism led him to a fear not of absolutism but of totalitarianism, in which authority and truth are divorced.
At its core, this is an argument that absolutism should always be met with absolutism , a notion that I think is wildly mistaken.
Thus we see evil as being inextricably linked to moral absolutism , by the route of religion, which excludes understanding and is ultimately oppressive.
The linchpin of my argument is the distinction between absolutism , relativism, and pluralism.