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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78) In this sense, Ratzinger was a typical post-Vatican II Catholic academic theologian who saw in the Curia an object lacking theological substance, an adiaphoron.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their deliberations were detailed about what was truly necessary and what was indifferent, or an adiaphoron.
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.
In the Solid Declaration X of the Formula of Concord, the Lutheran reformers maintained that idolatry is defined by turning something that is or might be good into something that is essential, making something of the essence when it is an adiaphoron.