Heterodoxy

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'''''Heterodoxy''''', as opposed to Orthodoxy, is the belief in something other (''heteros'') than the Orthodox Christian faith.  In some senses, it is synonymous with ''[[heresy]]'' in that it is a departure from Orthodoxy, but it is distinct in that ''heresy'' by definition technically includes a specific choice to embrace and teach heterodox [[doctrine]], usually accompanied by a formal [[anathema]] (condemnation) from a [[synod]].
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'''''Heterodoxy''''', as opposed to Orthodoxy, is the belief in something other (''ετέρα δόξα'') than the Orthodox Christian faith.  In some senses, it is synonymous with ''[[heresy]]'' in that it is a departure from Orthodoxy, but it is distinct in that ''heresy'' by definition technically includes a specific choice to embrace and teach heterodox [[doctrine]], usually accompanied by a formal [[anathema]] (condemnation) from a [[synod]].
  
 
In the Roman Catholic tradition, heterodoxy is simply teaching which is considered questionable but not truly against the church. The Roman Catholics consider the Orthodox to be heterodox.  
 
In the Roman Catholic tradition, heterodoxy is simply teaching which is considered questionable but not truly against the church. The Roman Catholics consider the Orthodox to be heterodox.  

Revision as of 07:12, June 18, 2007

Heterodoxy, as opposed to Orthodoxy, is the belief in something other (ετέρα δόξα) than the Orthodox Christian faith. In some senses, it is synonymous with heresy in that it is a departure from Orthodoxy, but it is distinct in that heresy by definition technically includes a specific choice to embrace and teach heterodox doctrine, usually accompanied by a formal anathema (condemnation) from a synod.

In the Roman Catholic tradition, heterodoxy is simply teaching which is considered questionable but not truly against the church. The Roman Catholics consider the Orthodox to be heterodox.

Heterodoxy may also be used to refer to all Christian confessions which are not the Orthodox Church.

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