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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]
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orthopraxy, orthopraxis

the use of mechanical apparatus or devices to correct bodily deformities.
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Wachirayan thus defined the professional orthopraxy, orthodoxy and proper role of the lay community.
Clinical photography and patient rights: the need for orthopraxy. J Med Ethics.
Fear of the disintegration of (individual and communal) identity leads to hostility against those perceived as enemies of orthodoxy and orthopraxy, appearing to support the forces of evil: other denominations, other religions or political powers.
Unfailing faith and openly asserted orthopraxy keep the world at a distance and protect against it.
Ethnic identity, cultural variation, and processes of change: Rethinking the insights of standardization and orthopraxy. Modern China, 33(1), 91-124.
But when news of the Sandinista revolution hit in the early 1980s, he 'put aside Berdyaev's mystical anarchism, his religion of creativity, his theosophical conception of unconditional freedom and the ultimate value of personality', in favour of Latin American liberation theologists who downplayed 'orthodoxy in favor of orthopraxy', the fight for freedom and dignity in the material world (p70).
As elsewhere, the reification of formal organizations introduced greater rigidness and more clearly defined boundaries between both parties concerned, and, among KIS, a new formalized orthodoxy and orthopraxy as well as mechanisms to safeguard it.
Thus the Pancaratra while modelling itself on Saivism nevertheless aligns itself with Vedic orthodoxy and orthopraxy.
But, as stated in James 2:20, "faith without works is dead." Therefore, it is a common view that orthodoxy should be accompanied by orthopraxy, correct praxis.
As stated, the definition of a Jewish built environment refers to "buildings and neighborhoods created by Jews, [or] modified by Jews." Architecture, buildings, and places can be approached in a similar manner, but only if we cease to define a Jewish built environment narrowly, since that skews our evidence toward a definition of understanding based on orthopraxy. In Charleston, Jews were integrated into the city's life in a variety of ways.
Sedmak does not completely abandon orthodoxy, but he sees orthopraxy as being a dominant influence on right standing before God.
In the epic text Mahabharata, playful divinity Krishna is an example of such an orthopraxy who weaves Dharma (law) against Adharma (anti-law) during a war between the bad Kauravas and the good Pandavas, depicted in the epic, to bring about the victory of the Pandavas, the adherents to Dharma, but also its violators.