Latitudinarianism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Latitudinarianism A latitudinarian system or condition; freedom of opinion in matters pertaining to religious belief. "Fierce sectarianism bred fierce latitudinarianism .""He [Ammonius Saccas] plunged into the wildest latitudinarianism of opinion."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n latitudinarianism The doctrine of a latitudinarian or of the latitudinarians; freedom or liberality of opinion in religion, philosophy, politics, etc.; laxity or indifference in regard to doctrines and forms.
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Usage

In literature:

But such latitudinarianism was held in horror by the country parson.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A mere Socinian a Latitudinarian!
"We Two" by Edna Lyall
His literary creed was catholic, even to latitudinarianism; not from any want of acuteness, but from a disposition to be easily satisfied.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I tolerate latitudinarianism when it is hereditary.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
That party contained, as it still contains, two very different elements, a Puritan element and a Latitudinarian element.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Deacon's theology fell off several points towards latitudinarianism in the course of the next ten minutes.
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But Rodney and Nicholson, both much abler lawyers, openly disavowed such latitudinarian doctrine.
"John Marshall and the Constitution" by Edward S. Corwin
He strenuously inculcated the views of Christian doctrine most opposed to those of the Latitudinarian party.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
The Dean took it with smiles; but then the Dean was a Latitudinarian.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Instead of walking in them, Christians are now falling a prey to a latitudinarian spirit of the most destructive kind.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
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