adiaphorism

[ ad-ee-af-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˌæd iˈæf əˌrɪz əm /

noun

tolerance of actions or beliefs not specifically prohibited in the Scriptures; indifferentism.

Origin of adiaphorism

First recorded in 1865–70; adiaphor(ous) + -ism

Related forms

ad·i·aph·o·rist, nounad·i·aph·o·ris·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adiaphorism

adiaphorism

/ (ˌædɪˈæfəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

a Christian Protestant theological theory that certain rites and actions are matters of indifference in religion since not forbidden by the Scriptures

Derived Forms

adiaphorist, nounadiaphoristic, adjective

Word Origin for adiaphorism

C19: see adiaphorous
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