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or ne•o-or•tho•dox•y

(ˌni oʊˈɔr θəˌdɒk si)

a 20th-century movement in Protestant theology reacting against liberal theology and reaffirming certain doctrines of the Reformation.
ne`o•or′tho•dox, adj.


a modern theological movement within the Protestant church, reaffirming some of the doctrines of the Reformation in reaction against recent liberal theology and practice. — neoorthodox, adj.
See also: Protestantism
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With a solid theology generally oriented toward neoorthodoxy, she welcomed truth from any quarter.
This pattern determines Taylor's narrative of late twentieth-century religion as well, where liberalism (immanence) gave way to neoorthodoxy (transcendence), which was negated by the death-of-God theology in the 1960s.
In the post-World War II era of domestic reconciliation to atomic weapons, decolonization, Soviet hegemony, and a new American globalism, the United States reembraced theology to such an extent that neoorthodoxy permeated the life and culture of America in what prominent theologian and author Will Herberg termed as the new "American Way of Life.
Miller, a hard-drinking atheist who relished the stark realism of Reinhold Niebuhr's neoorthodoxy, enjoyed turning the tables on Holmes, Wasson, and company--on all those liberals who had so happily made the unusable Edwards so use ful for their own self-congratulation.
Again, while not rejecting the material world (the domain of natural history), neoorthodoxy assumed a noumenal theological world (the domain of "salvation history") both above and beyond the realm of nature.
He went on to declare that Southern Baptists' greatest contribution to the theological dilemma lay not with neoorthodoxy but with a conservatism that placed the Bible alone as the center of its theology.
Although Clooney locates his comparative theology within a confessional Roman Catholic tradition, his superimposition of the Bible upon other texts owes much to Lindbeck's adaptations of one influential twentieth-century strain within the theologies of revelation, namely Karl Barth's Protestant neoorthodoxy.