What is orthodoxy?

  • (noun): The quality of being orthodox (especially in religion).
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The word orthodox, from Greek orthos ("right", "true", "straight") + doxa ("opinion" or "belief", related to dokein, "to think"), is generally used to mean the adherence to accepted norms, more specifically to creeds, especially in religion. In the narrow sense the term means "conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early Church".

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Life Of Soul - Orthodoxy
... together have caused some to doubt the orthodoxy of both books indeed, Pore Caitif, Book to a Mother, and Life of Soul have all aroused suspicions of ...
Orthodoxy, Autocracy, And Nationality - Public Reception
... Slavophiles, in particular, accepted the anti-European, anti-absolutist, paternalistic side of the doctrine ... Mikhail Pogodin explained the paternalistic, peaceful nature of autocracy as seen by Slavophiles "the secret of Russian history, the secret which not a single Western sage is able to comprehend Russian history always depicts Russia as a single family in which the ruler is the father and the subjects are children ...
St. John's Parish Church, Barbados
... Arianism Jerome Augustine Constantinople I Ephesus I Chalcedon Eastern Christianity Orthodoxy Greece Church of the East Oriental Orthodoxy Coptic Nestorianism Syria Armenia Ethiopia Chrysostom Iconoclasm ... Arminianism Dort Wars Lutheranism Martin Luther 95 Theses Diet of Worms Melanchthon Orthodoxy Eucharist Book of Concord Reformed Zwingli Calvin Presbyterianism Scotland Knox TULIP Dort Three ...
List Of Heresies In Catholicism - Early Christianity
... Further information Early Christianity Traditionally, orthodoxy and heresy have been viewed in relation to the "orthodoxy" as an authentic lineage of tradition ... und Ketzerei im ältesten Christentum ("Orthodoxy and heresy in ancient Christianity") in 1934 ... went on to attribute the definition of "orthodoxy" to the increasing power and influence of the Church of Rome ...

More definitions of "orthodoxy":

  • (noun): A belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards.