Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: ORTHOPRAXIS, 06-05-14
Posted on 06/05/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT by Salvation
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Right conduct. Also used by those who minimize the importance of right doctrine (orthodoxy), claiming that behavior and not belief is primary in Christianity. (Etym. Greek orthos, upright, right + praxis, doing, action.)
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I believe Dennis Prager once used this word within the contexts of Judaism during an interview with science writer Gerald Schroeder. IIRC, he defined it as Orthodox in outlook, but somewhat revised in overall observance.
Actually it's the opposite: orthodox in observance, but more liberal in belief and philosophy. For example, some "Modern Orthodox" Jews observe all the laws of Shabbat but reject the story of the origin of Shabbat.
Thanks, ZC. It was while awhile ago, and I likely confused it.
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