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Moderates.

Name applied to theologians in the Ch. of Scot. who favored patronage, held that civil courts were supreme in ecclesiastical matters, and defended a “moderate” orthodoxy; became prominent in the 2d half of the 18th c.; began to decline in the 1st part of the 19th c.


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