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- n. Correct practice or action
- n. Right belief combined with right practice, with the emphasis being on the latter, a term specially used in Latin American liberation theology, often in contrast with an orthodoxy seen as insufficiently interested in the practical and political content of faith.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The treatment of deformities in the human body by mechanical appliances.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Correct practice, action, or procedure.
- n. Same as orthopraxis.
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Without saying so outright, though, he seems to feel that religion is obliged to make peace with such forces because it must reconnect itself with "culture"—even when culture is at odds with orthodoxy and what he rather clumsily calls "orthopraxy" traditional morality.
He suggests that Unitarian Universalism is not so much afflicted with its own orthodoxy or even "orthopraxy" a favorite neologism among seminarians, but that it is tilting heavily toward "orthopatheia", a fixation on feeling the right things.
Asatru, Celtic Reconstrucitonism, Hellenismos, and the like is an attempt to move back to this idea of orthopraxy and away from religion as belief.
Theology and orthodoxy, they belived, cannot be separated from orthopraxy.
Also let us pray to Sts John Vianney and Pio of Pietrelcina during this "Year for Priests", that all priest may grow in orthodoxy and orthopraxy, which cannot be had without deepening Eucharistic and Ecclesial communion.
Really, as you and others have alluded too, the church has much higher of a standard on orthopraxy (what you DO) than orthodoxy (what you BELIEVE).
Confucianism has been mostly condemned as patriarchal and slightly soulless orthopraxy.
Mimamsa is essentially ritualist orthopraxy, placing great weight on the performance of Karma or action as enjoined by the Vedas.
Now, Catholics Come Home is probably more orthodox than many such programs, which seek to reconcile divorced/remarried Catholics and the like at the expense of orthodoxy and orthopraxy.
Culture concerns man's being and it would be insufficient to limit this to orthopraxy.