historicism

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EtymologyEdit

historic +‎ -ism.

NounEdit

historicism (countable and uncountable, plural historicisms)

  1. A theory that events are influenced by historical conditions, rather than by people.
  2. (art) The use of historical styles in contemporary art.
  3. (theology) A method of interpretation in Christian eschatology which attempts to associate Biblical prophecies with actual historical events and symbolic beings with historical persons or societies.

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