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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Sandra Lowerre wrote:
> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
> culture
>
> I'm sorry I have another vocabulary question here. Unfortunately, not
> even the better and larger dictionaries contain some of the more
> specialized religious terms.
> Does anyone know the English term for the German 'Nikolaitismus'
> (unchaste or married clergy or a member of the clergy who lives
> together with a concubine)?
>

You will probably be astounded to learn that there is a term 'nicolaitism' 
(usually with a capital N).
:-)

Corèdon, Christopher and Williams, Ann, A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and 
Phrases; D S Brewer, Cambridge; pp308; ISBN 1843840235 seems to be 
recommended for this sort of thing.

John Briggs 

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