neoorthodoxy

or ne·o-or·tho·dox·y

[ nee-oh-awr-thuh-dok-see ]
/ ˌni oʊˈɔr θəˌdɒk si /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. neonatal tetany,
  2. neonate,
  3. neonaticide,
  4. neonatology,
  5. neoorthodox,
  6. neopaganism,
  7. neopallium,
  8. neophilia,
  9. neophobia,
  10. neophyte


Origin of neoorthodoxy

First recorded in 1950–55; neo- + orthodoxy

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British Dictionary definitions for neo-orthodoxy

neo-orthodoxy

/ (ˌniːəʊˈɔːθəˌdɒksɪ) /

noun

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

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