(1) This absolutism is wrong in principle, and it's also bad politics.(2) At its core, this is an argument that absolutism should always be met with absolutism , a notion that I think is wildly mistaken.(3) In the very act of rejecting hierarchies of value, relativism constructs a hierarchy, which values its own relativism above any absolutism .(4) This arrogant spirit of ontological absolutism pervades his essay.(5) 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.(6) Yet the German nation did not succeed in shaking off the yoke of absolutism and in establishing democracy and parliamentary government.(7) Thus we see evil as being inextricably linked to moral absolutism , by the route of religion, which excludes understanding and is ultimately oppressive.(8) At the heart of Schiller's play, written two years before the French Revolution, lies a confrontation between absolutism and liberty.(9) The linchpin of my argument is the distinction between absolutism , relativism, and pluralism.(10) Certainly, there was the occasional despot who aspired to religious absolutism .(11) Nor should it be thought that Marx's defence of democratic rights only extended to countries in which there was feudal absolutism .(12) Then the region's leaders sided with absolutism during WWI and then Facism during WWII.(13) Benedict's experience of Nazism led him to a fear not of absolutism but of totalitarianism, in which authority and truth are divorced.(14) Locke's political ideas reflect the alliance of classes that jointly opposed the drive to absolutism in mid and late seventeenth century England.(15) They were opposed by a Conservative party, which supported royal absolutism and bureaucratic centralism.(16) 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.