or ne·o-or·tho·dox

[ nee-oh-awr-thuh-doks ]

  1. Also Neoorthodox . adhering to the principles of neoorthodoxy, a movement in Protestant theology that resists liberalism and emphasizes certain doctrines of the Reformation, such as the sovereignty of God, salvation by grace through faith, the importance of personal conversion, and the authority of Scripture.

  2. advocating a return to older, proven methods or institutions.

Origin of neoorthodox

First recorded in 1955–60; neo- + orthodox

Words Nearby neoorthodox Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024