or ne·o-or·tho·dox·y



a movement in Protestant theology, beginning after World War I, stressing the absolute sovereignty of God and chiefly characterized by a reaction against liberal theology and a reaffirmation of certain doctrines of the Reformation.

Origin of neoorthodoxy

First recorded in 1950–55; neo- + orthodoxy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for neo-orthodoxy



a movement in 20th-century Protestantism, reasserting certain older traditional Christian doctrines
Derived Formsneo-orthodox, adjective
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