orthodoxy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orthodoxy the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
    • n orthodoxy a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Orthodoxy By extension, said of any generally accepted doctrine or belief; the orthodox practice or belief.
    • Orthodoxy Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.
    • Orthodoxy Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures, or in some established standard of faith; -- opposed to heterodoxy or to heresy. "Basil himself bears full and clear testimony to Gregory's orthodoxy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n orthodoxy The character of being orthodox; correctness of opinion; soundness of doctrine, especially in theology; specifically, in theology, conformity to the faith of the Church Catholic, as represented in its primitive ecumenical creeds, or to the Greek Church, called Orthodox.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Orthodoxy soundness of opinion or doctrine: belief in the commonly accepted opinions, esp. in religion
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Quotations

  • Francis Schaeffer
    Francis Schaeffer
    “Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.”
  • George Orwell
    George%20Orwell
    “The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.”
  • Edgar Quinet
    Edgar%20Quinet
    “Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. orthodoxie,. See Orthodox
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. and Late L. from Gr. orthodoxosorthos, right, doxa, opinion—dokein, to seem.

Usage

In literature:

The eloquent Massillon attempted to win her to orthodoxy.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
To tell all the truth, it seems actually to feed upon orthodoxy and is more at home in a Bible Conference than in a tavern.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
The orthodoxy of the ministers in general of the separated Church is undoubted.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
But orthodoxy is a fixed habit of mind.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
And as for theological orthodoxy, I simply take my stand upon the Canons of the Church of England.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Athanasius, the "Father of Orthodoxy," born.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Upon a point so puerile as this revolves the entire difference between the heterodoxy of Persia and the orthodoxy of Turkey.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
The bishops' bench was the reward for orthodoxy; but there had been a taste for liberal deans.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The Ulama were ignorant, bigoted, and puffed up with pride and orthodoxy.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
No stamp of orthodoxy will produce the same impress on the minds of different men.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Now this may be evidence of extraordinary catholicity, but not of orthodoxy.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
As regards the pastors, they were, almost without exception, faithful to the ancient evangelical orthodoxy.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
In character they are industrious and hospitable, and pique themselves on their loyalty and orthodoxy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
She has ignored the easy path of heresy, she has adhered to the adventurous road of orthodoxy.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
In the case of the teacher here, it was not the so-called orthodoxy that accomplished this allegiance to the New Testament.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
At Hamburg, in those days, Heine was repeatedly drawn into the conflict between reform and orthodoxy, between the Temple and the synagogue.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Orthodoxy soon became a synonym for ignorance and stupidity.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Under an outward gloss of official orthodoxy, Russia is eaten up with a chaos of sects.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
No doubt it is a departure from orthodoxy.
"Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity" by Kirsopp Lake
This accounts for the hatred shown towards him by orthodoxy and privilege.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
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In poetry:

That faithful stronghold of Orthodoxy,
Isaac's, is etched upon the sky,
There I will hold a service for Mashenka's health
And a requiem mass for myself.
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

In news:

It seems to me that the US economy requires a new orthodoxy, a redirection from consumption toward the stabilization of the housing market and an emphasis on infrastructure.
Clinton and Bush, challengers to party orthodoxy .
IPad, iPhone Challenge Management Orthodoxy .
Gary Rosenblatt on Orthodoxy , Sexual Abuse and Journalistic Ethics.
The Case for Some Orthodoxy .
F ew would expect to discover highly literate stories of sin and redemption in the irony-laden world of independent rock, where hipster orthodoxies often preclude overtly spiritual or religious themes.
Orthodoxy on Social Issues.
The Guardian of Orthodoxy .
Russian Church Breaks Off From Orthodoxy's Historic Center.
There he hooked up with pianist Vijay Iyer and, in 1997, self-produced a noteworthy debut, Orthodoxy.
Hopes rising for unifying Orthodoxy's US churches.
What is unique about Modern Orthodoxy.
Keeping tabs one which Republicans have broken with their party's anti-tax orthodoxy.
Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient.
It has embraced the politics of pitchforks and bomb throwing wherein candidates must compete with one another to see who can say the most bizarre and outrageous thing -- and where moderation is a sin against orthodoxy.
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In science:

This line of thought has hardened into a new orthodoxy that postulates an unknown fundamental supersymmetric theory involving strings and other degrees of freedom with characteristic scale around the Planck length.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Besides string theory, the other part of the standard orthodoxy of the last two decades has been the concept of a supersymmetric quantum field theory.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
As is well known, textbook orthodoxy nowadays would have it that if the slit of passage can be determined (a particle-like property), then no interference pattern (a wave-like property) will result.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
For nearly a half century the dominant orthodoxy has been that the only effect of the Cooper pairing is the state with zero resistivity at finite temperat ures, superconductivity.
Superinsulator-Superconductor Duality in Two Dimensions
The baryon content of galaxy clusters: a challenge to cosmological orthodoxy.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
The current orthodoxy claims that general covariance allows to say that any congruence can be considered to be an acceptable frame of reference, a point of view that leaves this concept without any meaning.
Static elastic deformations in general relativity
This paper has been largely a defence of orthodoxy, showing that the period gap in cataclysmic variables is significant and that the nova-like variables show a cutoff at ∼ 3 hr.
On the orbital period distribution of cataclysmic variables
But what motivates this deviation from orthodoxy? To understand the motivation one should recall first the orthodox locality property.
Nonlocality, Counterfactual, and Consistent Histories
Departures from SM orthodoxy for branching ratios, total width, or couplings would be expected in any new physics model, so the Higgs sector measurements will have high priority.
Linear Collider Workshop 2000 Summary
Not surprisingly, form a sociological point of view, the discussion about the foundations of quantum mechanics was continued almost only by the dissidents of the ruling orthodoxy.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
This phase continues and involves physicists preaching all kinds of interpretations of quantum mechanics, including the orthodoxy.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
However, the trampolin for this idea to jump into orthodoxy was put by Penzias and Wilson who first detected the cosmic microwave background, and by Di cke, Peebles, Roll and Wilkinson who were responsible for the not the less important interpretation of those observations.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
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