orthopraxis

‘Right-doing’, the complement of orthodoxy (cf. 1 John 2:3–6). In Christianity right belief about Jesus must be validated by imitating Jesus, including his suffering (cf. Luke 9:23). The condition of coming to the light is to do the works of God—a Johannine theme emphasized in modern liberation theology. It is often held that Judaism, which has no formal creeds, is a religion of orthopraxis—though it is interesting that traditional Jews are regularly described as ‘Orthodox’.

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  • orthopraxis —    This word (from the Greek orthos, meaning correct and praxis, meaning action or doing ) is a theological term that indicates that orthodox doctrine should lead to correct or appropriate moral action or practice …   Glossary of theological terms

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  • Ritualism — this article is on the Anglican church in particular. See orthopraxis for ritualism in general. Ritualism, in the history of Christianity, refers an emphasis on the rituals and ceremony of the church, in particular of Holy Communion.In the… …   Wikipedia

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