or ne·o-or·tho·dox·y

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


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