latitudinarian

[ lat-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh n, -tyood- ]SEE DEFINITION OF latitudinarian
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He was a latitudinarian, without a spark of feeling for historic Christianity.

Tillotson was so latitudinarian that his churchmanship was nebulous.

We live in decent times; frigid, latitudinarian, alarmed, decorous.

The Dean took it with smiles; but then the Dean was a Latitudinarian.

Some few were Arian, some were Socinian, and some quite Latitudinarian.

I had always associated this party with latitudinarian principles.

The Athanasian Creed controversy furnishes some striking examples of both conservative and latitudinarian opinions.

His ecclesiastical position was Erastian and latitudinarian, and his practical aim in Church politics comprehension.

He strenuously inculcated the views of Christian doctrine most opposed to those of the Latitudinarian party.

Latitudinarian opinions revived, and the church was regarded merely as a human institution.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "characterized by broad-mindedness," especially in reference to Episcopal clergymen indifferent to doctrinal details; from Latin latitudin-, from latitude in its meaning "freedom from narrow restrictions" (c.1600). Related: Latitudinarianism.

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