Definition of indifferentism in English:

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indifferentism

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪf(ə)r(ə)ntɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
The belief that differences of religious belief are of no importance.
Example sentences
  • Thus, when he protests that his pluralism is to be sharply distinguished from relativism and indifferentism (as he repeatedly does), he is only partly right.
  • Therefore, they resisted what they perceived as American extremes of rationalism and indifferentism, precisely as did their Protestant and Catholic colleagues.
  • What all the authors agree on is that a deep encounter with another faith tradition does not result in what some nervous people fear: indifferentism or relativism.

Derivatives

indifferentist

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪf(ə)r(ə)ntɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Secondly, Nietzsche complains, the indifferentists are too detached, not excited enough.
  • Again, it betrays something of a complacent or indifferentist attitude toward modern life.
  • It is unfortunately true, we must admit it, not seldom has pantheism made men into indifferentists.

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