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Definition of the noun Adiaphoron

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noun - plural: adiaphora

  1. An indifferent matter.
  2. [philosophy] A matter that is morally neutral.
  3. [theology] Something neither forbidden nor commanded by scripture.


Adiaphoron: An adiaphoron is something that is neither commanded nor forbidden in the holy scripture of Christians. The plural form of this term is adiaphora.

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Google previewThe Bonhoeffer Reader (2013)

by Clifford J. Green, Michael DeJonge

[“The Greek adiaphoron means a ...

Google previewA History of Christian Thought, from Its Judaic and Hellenistic Origins to Existentialism (1972)

by Paul Tillich

(Adiaphoron means that which makes no difference, having no ethical relevance. ) The question was whether there are some human actions of no ethical relevance, which can be done or left undone with equal right. Orthodoxy said there is a ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

adhesive is a substance for sticking one thing to another; cohesive refers to particles of the same substance sticking together to grant admittance is to adhibit an adiaphoron is a matter of ethical indifference Adidas is a blend of the first syllables ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

An adiaphoron is a matter of indifference; specifically, a practice or belief for which there is no church decision, which is therefore left to the will of the individual. J. Smith (SELECTED D1scouRSEs; 1652) said: These we may safely reckon, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Adiaphoron, adiaf′oron, in theology and ethics, things indifferent—any tenet or usage which is considered as nonessential—also Adiaph′ora.—n.Adiaph′orism, tolerance inregardto nonessential points in theology.

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion (2010)

by Elsa J. Marty, Charles Taliaferro

ADIAPHORON. Greek, “indifferent.” That which is morally indifferent, neither morally required nor prohibited, or, more specifically, that which is not explicitly required for the maintenance of orthodox faith but arguably could be permissible.

Google previewDictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions (2017)

by Mark A. Granquist, Mary Jane Haemig, Robert Kolb, Mark C. Mattes, Jonathan Strom

Matthias Flacius and others attacked this Leipzig Interim, expanding Luther's position to read that “in the matter of confession or offense nothing is an adiaphoron” (nihil est adiaphoron in casu confessionis et scandali). In the second dispute ...

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Adiaphoron Meaning

Video shows what adiaphoron means. An indifferent matter.. A matter that is morally neutral.. Something neither forbidden nor commanded by scripture..

Scrabble value of A1D2I1A1P3H4O1R1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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