New Light

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Definition of New Light

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who accepts new usually more modern or more liberal religious views, doctrines, or methods: such as
a : a member of a group favoring revivalism and emotionalism in religion (as in Congregational, Presbyterian, and Baptist Churches) during and following the American revival movement of 1740–42 — compare old light
b : new licht


noun (2)

Definition of newlight (Entry 2 of 2)

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Noun (2)

new light; from its association with Campbellite entry 1

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“New Light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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