[ nee-oh-loo-ther-uh-niz-uh m, -looth-ruh- ]
/ ˌni oʊˈlu θər əˌnɪz əm, -ˈluθ rə- /
a movement begun in the 19th century in Germany and Scandinavia to revive the orthodox principles, beliefs, and practices of the Lutheran Church.
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Origin of neo-Lutheranism
First recorded in 1875–80
Related formsne·o-Lu·ther·an, adjective, noun
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