It is now held by some Moravians that their Church offers a via media between Anglicanism and Dissent.
It was no time for brilliant initiative or adventurous politics; the need was to avoid Scylla and Charybdis, and a via media had to be found in church and state, at home and abroad.
It is a philosophy of substantial things, standing as a via media between a philosophy of the supernatural and a philosophy of mind.
At this period Duke Charles and his Protestant friends were clearly outnumbered by the promoters of the via media.
His aim, however, had been to find a via media between the old and new; his temper was essentially conservative, his imagination held captive by the splendid traditions of the medieval church, and he had no sympathy with the revolutionary attitude of the Reformers.