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(ˈɔːθəˌpræksɪ) or


(Theology) theol the belief that right action is as important as religious faith
[from Greek orthos correct + praxis deed, action]

orthopraxy, orthopraxis

the use of mechanical apparatus or devices to correct bodily deformities.
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Holding onto orthodoxy, orthopraxy and bearers of absolute, unchangeable applications of truth was the mindset of St.
Brra Kwe made several important decisions that many local Christians followed: he replaced the Irigwe belief system and practices associated with local spirits with Christian orthopraxy, destroyed at least one sacred object, started to modify marriage practices, was baptized, became a member of the church, modeled preaching to people other than the Irigwe, and, according to church historian Musa Gaiya, began the "close association of the church with the Irigwe political set-up, which has continued to the present.
Second, orthodoxy (right belief) is given content by orthopraxy (right action) and vice versa.
This would appear to fit since it is probable that fellow Muslims are inclined to trust each other because they share strong norms of religious orthopraxy, and are more inclined to form networks with each other, such as through the mosque, or Muslim women's organizations, for example.
Spiritual independence and orthopraxy were also at our roots.
Liturgical orthopraxy and orthodoxy are thus ensured, with precluding necessary and natural development.
The crisis of faith that biblical criticism, Kugel's in particular, has caused among Modern Orthodox millennials is the basis for a major paradigm shift toward Modern Orthopraxy.
Faced with the inadequacy of orthopraxy as a guarantor of and guide to truth, and through intercourse with benevolent natural desires, Praneshacharya slowly embraces his erstwhile rival's way as a possible means of authentic living.
Since he sees a resemblance between the postmodern American landscape and the early church's social situation, Meyers exhorts the contemporary church to emphasize orthopraxy (faithful practice) over orthodoxy (right belief).
It is also clear that while exoteric Tibetan Buddhist orthopraxy proscribes self-harm of any form, the suffering it causes and the example it leaves others, it also recognizes in the Mahayana canon the possibility of transcendental compassion (bodhicitta) allowing for acts of self-sacrifice that, where they are devoid of hatred and informed by the insight into emptiness, accrue positive karma and even great progress on the path to Buddhahood.
Within the classroom, students' spiritual formation is encouraged in numerous ways, including devotions and prayer, small group interactions with others, and discussions of faith and orthopraxy.
Papers in Volume 3 continue the theme of religion, state and society, then turn to orthodoxy and orthopraxy, and belief and practice.