neoorthodoxy

or ne·o-or·tho·dox·y

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

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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