latitudinarian definition

  • adjective:
    • Holding or articulating wide or tolerant views, particularly in spiritual things.
    • Tolerant, particularly of other people's religious views.
    • Not restrained; maybe not confined by exact limits.
    • Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or viewpoint; hence, deviating just about commonly from such standard; lax in doctrine
    • Lax in ethical or spiritual maxims.
    • unwilling to simply accept expert or dogma (especially in faith)
  • noun:
    • A member of a team of Anglican Christians active from 17th through the 19th century who have been in opposition to dogmatic jobs associated with the Church of England and allowed explanation to see theological interpretation and wisdom.
    • someone who is tolerant of others' religious views.
    • one that is moderate inside the notions, or otherwise not restrained by exact settled limits in viewpoint; a person who indulges freedom in thinking.
    • an associate of Church of England, in the time of Charles II., who followed much more liberal notions according to the expert, government, and doctrines of this chapel than typically prevailed.
    • a person who departs in opinion from the rigid maxims of orthodoxy.
    • In. Eng. church hist., among a school of Episcopal divines whom within the seventeenth century strove to unito the dissenters using the Episcopal Church by insisting just on those doctrines that have been held in keeping by both, and just who, as they maintained the knowledge for the episcopal as a type of government and ritual, denied their divine beginning and authority.
    • therefore, in subsequent times, one who regards with relative indifference specific creeds, ways of church government, and forms of community worship: usually made use of opprobriously.
    • someone who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in criteria of religious belief and conduct)
  • others:
    • adopting an extensive circle or range; having free range; maybe not complying to a strict code of morals; roving; libertine.
    • described as latitude or freedom of idea, or by forbearance from strict insistence upon the most common standards of belief or viewpoint; specifically, perhaps not rigidly strict in religious concepts or views; tolerant of free-thinking or heresy: as, latitudinarian viewpoints or doctrines.

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