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Definition of Latitudinarian

Latitudinarian
Latitudinarian Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an, a. [Cf. F. latitudinaire.] 1. Not restrained; not confined by precise limits. 2. Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or opinion; hence, deviating more or less widely from such standard; lax in doctrine; as, latitudinarian divines; latitudinarian theology. Latitudinarian sentiments upon religious subjects. --Allibone. 3. Lax in moral or religious principles.
Latitudinarian
Latitudinarian Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an, n. 1. One who is moderate in his notions, or not restrained by precise settled limits in opinion; one who indulges freedom in thinking. 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) A member of the Church of England, in the time of Charles II., who adopted more liberal notions in respect to the authority, government, and doctrines of the church than generally prevailed. They were called ``men of latitude;' and upon this, men of narrow thoughts fastened upon them the name of latitudinarians. --Bp. Burnet. 3. (Theol.) One who departs in opinion from the strict principles of orthodoxy.

Meaning of Latitudinarian from wikipedia

- Latitudinarians, or latitude men, were initially a group of 17th-century English theologians – clerics and academics – from the University of Cambridge...
- Latitudinarianism, in at least one area of contemporary philosophy, is a position concerning de dicto and de re (propositional) attitudes. Latitudinarians...
- Broad church is latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England in particular and Anglicanism in general, meaning that the church permits a broad...
- in the early part of the 18th century as the equivalent of the term Latitudinarian in that it was used to refer to values that provided much latitude in...
- importance. Good examples of the latitudinarian philosophy were found among the Cambridge Platonists. The latitudinarian Anglicans of the seventeenth century...
- position also came to be distinguished increasingly from that of the Latitudinarians, also known as those promoting a broad church, who sought to minimise...
- largely from Thomas Aquinas, but he adapted scholastic thought in a latitudinarian manner. He argued that church organisation, like political organisation...
- limited indifferentism, describing many Protestant denominations as latitudinarians who do not claim any particular fidelity to the gospel and who maintain...
- Parker Richard Hooker James I Charles I William Laud Nonjuring schism Latitudinarian Anglo-Catholicism (Liberal) Oxford Movement Anglican Communion Anglican...
- early Church Fathers, Catholicism, Protestantism, liberal theology, and latitudinarian thought. Arguably, the most influential of the original articles has...