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Definition of Latitudinarian
Latitudinarian Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an, a. [Cf. F.
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.
3. Lax in moral or religious principles.
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
, or latitude
men, were initially
of 17th-century English
theologians – clerics
and academics – from the University
, in at least
one area of contemporary
philosophy, is a position concerning
and de re (propositional) attitudes. Latitudinarians...
apologetics: absolute, restricted, and liberal
was first explicitly identified
- importance. Good examples
of the latitudinarian philosophy
were found among
Platonists. The latitudinarian Anglicans
of the seventeenth
- Broad church
is latitudinarian churchmanship
in the Church
in general. The term is often
used for secular
- in the early
part of the 18th century
as the equivalent
of the term Latitudinarian
in that it was used to refer
also came to be distinguished increasingly
from that of the Latitudinarians
, also known
as those promoting
church, who sought
Aquinas, but he adapted scholastic thought
in a latitudinarian
manner. He argued
organisation, like political
by orthodox preachers
as well as dissident preachers
like the latitudinarians
. The clarity
was seen as a way to combat...
- early Church
Fathers, Catholicism, Protestantism, liberal
theology, and latitudinarian
thought. Arguably, the most influential
of the original articles
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