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A Protestant movement that arose during World War I and is closely associated with Karl Barth. It opposes liberalism and advocates certain theological, especially Calvinist doctrines of the Reformation.

ne′o-or′tho·dox′ adj.


(Protestantism) a movement in 20th-century Protestantism, reasserting certain older traditional Christian doctrines
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Another example was the dialogue between Christians and Marxists and the outcry this led to among journalists and intellectuals, who coined the term "neo-Orthodox" to describe this convergence between theologians, the priests or monks from Mount Athos, and left-wing writers and artists from 1983 to 1985.
She is aware of the balancing act by which Lewis, both influenced by and reacting against Bultmannian Biblical criticism, sought to assert the historical factuality of "true myth" while also arguing, in Neo-orthodox fashion, that not the verifiability of its history but its ineffably mythic character was the source of its significance.
Many examine Taylor's key explanatory distinction between transcendence and immanence, most thoroughly in Paul Janz's searching analysis from a philosophically sophisticated neo-orthodox perspective.
It was only later with Principal Walter Bryden of Knox College, as John Vissers has pointed out, that the Presbyterian Church in Canada found a neo-orthodox theology that prepared it for 15 years of post-war growth.
Essential to this analysis is the practical Christianity of the theologian of the social gospel, Walter Rauschenbusch, and the political realism of the neo-orthodox theological ethicist, Reinhold Niebuhr.
(15) Coming from a very different community, Meir Hildesheimer (1864-1934), son of the prominent German Neo-Orthodox rabbi and educator Azriel Hildesheimer, was similarly engaged in communal leadership and politics.
The neo-orthodox movement assessed the integration of Sephardic Jews on the Iberian peninsula into non-Jewish society with much more scepticism than their liberal counterparts; and Zionists like Max Nordau and Fritz Yitzhak Baer claimed that contemporary Jewry could determine their destiny in the modern world without taking their cues from the Golden Age of coexistence on the Iberian peninsula.
Although the social ethicist regarded Graham's revivalist faith as simplistic, Niebuhr's neo-orthodox theology and Graham's neo-evangelicalism functioned within public discourse in significantly similar ways.
Louis, Missouri) explains the recent concept of four theological orientations, or zones: orthodox, liberal, neo-orthodox, and revisionist.
de Silva, Aloysius Pieris and Lakshman Wickremasinghe, taking their approach to "religion" and their responses to the neo-orthodox separation of the gospel from religions as the hermeneutical keys for her assessment.
Volume one has the politics of homophobia and persecution of homosexuals in Islam, fear and loneliness or isolation of gay persons in Islam, male homoerotic desire and public displays of affection in Arabic society, the problem of acceptance of homosexuality in relationship to economic issues, sexual orientation and chat room discourse, Allah's word and femaleness in Singapore, and neo-orthodox Islam in relationship to the unlawfulness of same-sex relations under the Hadith.
Fourth, Polkinghorne believes that God has revealed his presence and his character in scripture, although he eschews an evangelical or fundamentalist understanding of direct, literal inspiration for what might be best understood as a neo-orthodox hermeneutic.