Glassite


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Glass´ite


n.1.A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who taught that justifying faith is "no more than a simple assent to the divine testimone passively recived by the understanding." The English and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass.
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Newton and Joseph Priestley were practising Unitarians; Faraday belonged to the obscure Glassite church; Spain's king so admired Linnaeus as to grant him free Lutheran worship if only he would settle in Madrid.