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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.
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.
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.
28) The theological retrenchment of some movements of postliberalism and neoorthodoxy coopt strands of postmodern thought in their insistence on incommensurability of religious forms, but this incommensurability too easily masks a movement of tribalization.
While it accepted the scientific worldview and promoted historical-critical methods, neoorthodoxy fostered a new appreciation for the countercultural dimension of tradition.
Crocco gives an engaging and compelling account of Edwards in 20th-century American intellectual history, from Neoorthodoxy to Perry Miller and the Yale edition itself.
Roman Catholics were in those days producing far more serious scholarship on contemporary Protestant developments than vice versa; neoorthodoxy interested them, whereas Protestants had not yet caught on to the importance of la nouvelle theologic.
The four chapters of part 2, "Theology's Struggle with Modernity," manifest the long-standing contrast between Niebuhr and especially Tillich on the one hand and neoorthodoxy on the other.
His Black Theology of Liberation, published just 30 years ago, was challenged emphatically for its reliance upon the neoorthodoxy of Karl Barth.
In mainline Protestant North America, liberal theology invests primary authority in the voice of the modern self whereas neoorthodoxy places it in the text as the word of the "wholly Other.