latitudinarian


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Synonyms for latitudinarian

a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)

unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)

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For other readings that define Fanny as finally the voice of Christian virtue in the novel, see Karounos, Waldron, and Jager (who more precisely describes the system of latitudinarian Whig theology, which the novel putatively endorses).
This led to the Supreme Court's Raich decision, a 63 ruling that employed a latitudinarian interpretation of the commerce clause, with even self-described originalist Antonin Scalia concurring that local cultivation and use of marijuana "undercuts" federal powers to regulate the interstate market.
Included here is an analysis of his anti-Catholic political pamphleteering, which together with his maintenance of a latitudinarian Whiggish stance in the lower house of Convocation appealed to his political patrons, eventually providing the reward of a royal chaplaincy, and an Irish bishopric after the Hanoverian succession.
To the extent that the Supreme Court's unenumerated rights cases require a more latitudinarian approach to constitutional interpretation, formalists will be suspicious.
The first, from within the Mengzian camp, so to speak, is that I have made Mengzi seem more latitudinarian than he is, and that my interpretation is graveled by passages such as this:
She discusses in turn, therefore, women from the Latitudinarian and bluestockings circles of the mid eighteenth century onwards through the Whigs, Rational Dissenters, Unitarians, Radicals, Lunar Society and Clapham sect and Evangelicals of the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century, to the political economists, social interventionists, radical humanitarians and Froebelian missionaries and educators of the mid nineteenth century.
She held advanced latitudinarian sympathies" (153; see also Smith 1: 214, 1: 240, 2: 583, and 3: 152).
late 17th-century Latitudinarian divines) championed the superiority of natural, involuntary compassion, "insofar as a trend does appear over time, it was away from sympathy as an involuntary instinct and toward imaginative understanding as an intentional practice that builds on natural sympathetic impulses" (305).
Many restrictionists attack what they claim is their latitudinarian adversaries' nonchalance about illegal immigration, or complain that open-borders advocates somehow downplay its importance.
Madison both acknowledged the supposedly modern insight that the national economy is interconnected and rejected this interconnection as a basis for a latitudinarian interpretation of "necessary":
27) The latitudinarian divine, Adolphus Irwine, in Adam Bede is praised for having "no enthusiasm, no self-scourging sense of duty," and no "very-lofty aims, no theological enthusiasm" (1985, 111, 113); Romola's experience of Savonarolan Christian enthusiasm
Pufendorf had a Lutheran background; Bayle was a Calvinist Huguenot; Locke was a latitudinarian product of the English reformation.
Whereas Tucker viewed the Tenth Amendment standing alone as protecting states' rights from a latitudinarian construction of federal powers, he viewed the Ninth Amendment, and the reference to "the people" in the Tenth, as protecting individual rights against latitudinarian constructions of federal power: "[A]s a social compact it ought likewise to receive the same strict construction, wherever the right of personal liberty, of personal security, or of private property may become the subject of dispute.
Here Killeen suggests that despite the Protestantism of Wilde's parents, the young man imbibed Irish Catholicism, not just because of its ritual; its folk elements and the latitudinarian lifestyles that it permitted appealed much more to him than the outlook and practice of much British Protestantism.