Indifferentism
Indifferentism In*dif"fer*ent*ism, n. [Cf. F. indiff['e]rentisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. State of indifference; lack of interest or earnestness; especially, a systematic apathy regarding what is true or false in religion or philosophy; agnosticism. [1913 Webster]

The indifferentism which equalizes all religions and gives equal rights to truth and error. --Cardinal Manning. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metaph.) Same as {Identism}. [1913 Webster]

3. (R. C. Ch.) A heresy consisting in an unconcern for any particular creed, provided the morals be right and good. --Gregory XVI. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • indifferentism — [in dif′ər ən tiz΄əm, indif′rənən tiz΄əm] n. the state of being indifferent; esp., a) systematic indifference to religion b) the belief that all religions have equal validity indifferentist n …   English World dictionary

  • Indifferentism — In the Catholic Church, indifferentism is a condemned heresy that holds that one religion is as good as another, and that all religions are equally valid paths to salvation. Its condemnation is closely linked to the dogmatic definition that… …   Wikipedia

  • indifferentism — noun Date: 1827 indifference; specifically belief that all religions are equally valid • indifferentist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indifferentism — indifferentist, n. /in dif euhr euhn tiz euhm, dif reuhn /, n. 1. systematic indifference. 2. adiaphorism. 3. the principle or opinion that differences of religious belief are essentially unimportant. 4. Philos. the doctrine that each entity is… …   Universalium

  • indifferentism — noun The doctrine that all religions are equally valid …   Wiktionary

  • indifferentism — the belief that all religions are equally valid Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • indifferentism — noun the belief that differences of religious belief are of no importance. Derivatives indifferentist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • indifferentism — in·dif·fer·ent·ism …   English syllables

  • indifferentism —  Индифферентизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • indifferentism — /ɪnˈdɪfrəntɪzəm/ (say in difruhntizuhm) noun 1. systematic indifference. 2. the principle that differences of religious belief are essentially unimportant. –indifferentist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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