lukewarmness


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Yet the only time Alpers writes without her characteristic lukewarmness is when she talks around Katz's art, particularly when expressing her impatience with those who treasure "art as something distinctive, something which might have its own history.
Saint John gives three signs by which to determine if the aridities originate in God or in the soul's own lukewarmness.
The oriental churches have suffered from "languor, indifference, lukewarmness, and a spiritual sterility" owing to an uneducated laity and "dormant piety.
A star loses itself in the dawn's vastness - creaking of wind, lukewarmness, breath - the night is over.
It is dangerous to read silence as a sign of lukewarmness--in fact, it is dangerous to read too much into silences, period--but such lukewarmness would be much in keeping with the temper of other liberal thinkers toward mid-century.
To take the explicit references first, Astell's first named reference to Locke, in Moderation Truly Stated, is to his theory of the association of ideas: "Then Lukewarmness and Indifferency in our Profession, is the only sense in which Moderation can be taken in the present context; if with the Great Mr.
101) Scott detected this kind of Laodicean lukewarmness in official reluctance to implement the recusancy laws, in the crypto-popery creeping into "the heart and bosome" of the Stuart court and state, in the pro-Catholic character of domestic religious policy -- not to mention long-term dynastic plans.
the idea of a full-scale sequencing crusade met, said one participant, with a "resounding lukewarmness.
My friend found my Heavenly lukewarmness so astonishing because for him, Heaven was the reward, the payoff for good Christian behaviour, the great lure without which one might not see any reason to try to live a Christian life at all.
As examples I'd like to deal with three well-known literary works that carry, very centrally, a condemnation of lukewarmness, fence-sitting, mindless conformity, habitual indifference: John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, and Peter Shaffer's Equus.
A 19th century writer has described the times in rather apocalyptic terms: "The Catholic missions of the East were paralyzed and for the greatest part destroyed at the beginning of the fifteenth century by the fearful plagues which had desolated the convents of Europe by the still more dreadful lukewarmness that hag-rode the sluggard orders, and by the great schism most terrible of all that for thirty-nine years rent the Western Church.