[ US /ˈhɛtɝəˌdɑks/ ]
  1. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
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How To Use heterodox In A Sentence

  • His heterodox beliefs raised doubts about his fitness for high office. Christianity Today
  • Simply put, dominant institutions deploy orthodox strategies and subversive institutions rely on heterodox ones.
  • Newton still had to be cautious about expressing his heterodox religious ideas openly, but he did not, like Descartes, live in fear of sharing Galileo's fate.
  • Christological question, an attitude whose heterodoxy was shrouded perhaps even from their own eyes in the beginning, by the specious distinction between natural and adoptive sonship; and it was a worthy tribute to the range of his patristic scholarship when Felix, the chief intellectual defender of Adoptionism, after the disputation with Alcuin at Aachen, acknowledged the error of his position. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • Had the program been more open to critical and heterodox interpretations, it might have generated more passion among the viewers.
  • Graham Greene's religious vision is neither heterodox, antinomian, nor driven by predestination.
  • How very few people are capable of what you call sincere heterodoxy, in morals or religion! Born in Exile
  • For it is only when we discover the living link which bound them to the Apostolic Tradition of which they are witnesses, that we shall understand their writings and establish the heterodoxy of some passages, as for instance, the Origenistic apocatastasis in the writings of Gregory of Nyssa. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • There is no evidence in Casey's writings - consisting of his spiritual notebooks and his many letters - that he was in any way heterodox.
  • Dixwell's views on political economy are probably best described as heterodox.
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