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neoorthodoxy

or ne·o-or·tho·dox·y

[ nee-oh-awr-thuh-dok-see ]

noun

  1. a movement in Protestant theology, beginning after World War I, characterized by a reaction against liberal theology and a reaffirmation of 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. Compare crisis theology, dialectical theology.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of neoorthodoxy1

First recorded in 1950–55; neo- + orthodoxy

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