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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Gordon Campbell

A transliteration of the Greek word ἀδδιáφορα, which means ‘things indifferent’. In theological use, an adiaphoron is a rite or a practice that is not essential to the Christian faith. The Adiaphorists were a Lutheran faction whose members maintained that certain rites and practices were matters of indifference. The controversy came to a head at the ... ...

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