Mothers native country, and was, moreover, thoroughly imbued with the freethinking spirit of his age.
In fact the first introduction of Christianity and the success of all missionary enterprise involve freethinking (in its etymological sense) on the part of those converted.
The Assembly was misled by its Jansenist, Protestant and Freethinking members, natural enemies of an established church which had persecuted them to the best of its power.
The freethinking school of the Mo'tazilites insisted that the righteousness of God in rewarding or punishing men for their actions could be vindicated only by the recognition of human freedom.
Died (September 1715); but the freethinking duke of Orleans, who succeeded him as regent, continued after some wavering to support the bull.