Definition of orthodoxy:
- By extension, said of any correct doctrine or belief.
- Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; - said of moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.
- Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures, or in some established standard of faith; - opposed to heterodoxy or to heresy.
The minds that are now tender, timid, and reverent in their orthodoxy would probably in the third or fourth century have sided with the old gods; those of more daring and puritan temper with the Christians.- "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
- "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
- "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.