from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Orthodoxy.
- n. The regarding of orthodoxy as the most important feature of religion.
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Whereunto, for my part, I cannot but refer very many of those following imperial constitutions, which were made at first against the opposers of the church's orthodoxism, but were turned against the witnesses of Jesus in the close.
Historically, Lutheran pietism (there are other forms), was a reaction not against antinomianism (the opposite of which is legalism) but against an arid orthodoxism which made doctrinal purity the mark of the church and the measure of the Christian.