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Heterodoxy   /hˈɛtərədˌɑksi/   Listen

Any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position.  Synonyms: heresy, unorthodoxy.
The quality of being unorthodox.  Synonym: unorthodoxy.

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"Heterodoxy" Quotes from Famous Books

... in this volume unfortunately brought me, I will not say into collision, but into a position of critical remonstrance with regard to some charges of physical heterodoxy, brought by my distinguished friend Lord Kelvin, against British Geology. As President of the Geological Society of London at that time (1869), I thought I might venture to plead that we were not such heretics as we ...
— Discourses - Biological and Geological Essays • Thomas H. Huxley

... on the Committee succumb; not sure of living if their patrons keep their place; not knowing whether their heads will not be exchanged for others; restricted to the narrowest, the most rigorous and most constant orthodoxy; guilty and condemned should their orthodoxy of to-day become the heterodoxy of to-morrow. All of them menaced, at first the hundred and eighty autocrats who, before the concentration of the revolutionary government, ruled for eight months boundlessly in the provinces; next, and above all, the fifty hard-fisted ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 3 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... the Being and Attributes of God and the Evidences of Natural and Revealed Religion. He had also translated Newton's Optics, and was become chaplain to the Queen, Rector of St. Jamess, Westminster, and D. D. of Cambridge. The accusations of heterodoxy that followed him through his after life date from this year, 1712, in which, besides the edition of Caesar, he published a book on the Scripture ...
— The Spectator, Volume 2. • Addison and Steele

... Parliament may require such as they receive for preachers of truth, "to send out able men to supply the places, and that without any regard to the allowance or disallowance of the people," where, in the first part of that which he saith, there is either a heterodoxy or a contradiction. A heterodoxy, if he mean that ministers are to be sent out without ordination: a contradiction, if he mean that they must be ordained; for then he gives classes a work which is not merely doctrinal. But most strange it is, that he so far departeth from ...
— The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Gillespie

Words linked to "Heterodoxy" :   nonconformance, nonconformism, unconventionality, orthodoxy, originality, orientation, nonconformity, iconoclasm

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