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Orthodoxy
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1. Lutheran Orthodoxy

1.1. Epoch

The term “Lutheran orthodoxy” (sometimes “old Lutheran orthodoxy” or “old Protestant orthodoxy”) is ill adapted to describe this specific form of Reformation Christianity, which extended between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. Radical Pietism called the period orthodox because of (1) its interest in pure doctrine alone and not also in a holy life in devout fellowship and (2) the alliance between ecclesiastical and secular …

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Baur, Jörg, Sparn, Walter and Muller, Richard A., “Orthodoxy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O218>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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