adiaphoron


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adiaphoron

(ˌædɪˈæfərɒn)
n, pl -ra (-rə)
1. a thing of indifference
2. philosophy a morally neutral matter
3. theol (in scripture) neither forbidden nor required
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The "Pope Theologian" Benedict XVI and the "Adiaphoron" of the Curia
In 1544 Ascherham even declared infant baptism as an adiaphoron and instructed his followers that they were free to have their newborn infants baptized if it could not be avoided.
Luther's point in the Large Catechism is obviously that baptism is not an adiaphoron, that Christians must heed Christ's command and that the benefits of baptism are such that the sacrament dare not be neglected.
Esta base nos provee un conjunto indistinto o indiferenciado (adiaphoron 100a16) a partir de cuya diferenciacion (diaphora, 100a1) producimos los conceptos universales (katholou, 100a16) hasta llegar a conceptos ya no mas divisibles, o sea, que son los ultimos en el analisis del conjunto indiferenciado inicialmente accesible.
En otros terminos, la estetica se debate entre el summum bonum de Platon y el adiaphoron estetico de Kant.
They are convinced that the Holocaust is not an adiaphoron, a matter of no direct significance to the substance of Christian theology and faith.
Indeed the problem of their conversion is simplified when they are sent packing so that the masque can tout its "richly adorned" spectacles illustrative of "the magnificence of the court of England." Heroism is internalized and therefore removed from any colonial context: "Heroic Virtue is that king / Of beauty that attracts the mind, / And men should most implore."(28) As in Britannia Triumphans, however, the court obliquely faces up to the potential corruptions of its more visible forms of religious heroism, with the most ornamental scene taking place in Circe's palace while Circe's passion is reclassified as an adiaphoron, the value of which depends on its use.
But the church has also distinguished between what is immutable and what is adiaphoron. A "critical core" has enabled the worship of the church to be recognizable as decidedly Christian: that core comprises Word, Baptism, and Eucharist.
It may, then, be worth reformulating the paratactic proposal in a manner that shows why the claim that instances of the complementizer are instances of the demonstrative is really an adiaphoron.
A constitution is a dogmatic adiaphoron, but not a practical one.
Therefore, "when reason by way of a more perfect leadership has been bestowed on the beings we call rational, for them life according to reason rightly becomes the natural life." To live rightly in accord with nature is thus to live in accord with reason, kata logon, "an artistically working fire." Their deliberations were detailed about what was truly necessary and what was indifferent, or an adiaphoron. The wise are thus free as kings, practicing "irresponsible rule," but that meant life so disciplined by reason no governance was required.
Recently, a group of notable contemporary Lutheran theologians offered the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) what they called an "Admonition for the Sake of the True Peace and Unity of the Church." This document opposes the Concordat between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church USA and contains a request for church leaders in the ELCA to carefully consider Article X of the Formula of Concord and the prohibition against forcing an adiaphoron onto the church.