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123,955. At any given moment there is an orthodoxy: a body of idea which is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. (Orthodox & Obedience) Obey, 2013
84,307. The autocracy of the Tsars was strongly upheld by the Russian Orthodox Church which was controlled by a government department. (Orthodox & Russia & Assassinations: Romonovs & Monarchy) Great Crimes & Trials: The Massacre of the Tsar and the Royal Family
87,282. The Russian Orthodox Church regards him as divinely appointed. (Russia & Assassinations: Romonovs & Monarchy) Infamous Assassinations: Tsar Nicholas II
77,190. The early Christian Church fathers who became orthodox, who represented the point of view that became dominant within Christianity, saw Gnostics as very dangerous, and they wrote a number of books against them, presumably because they were very popular. (Christianity & Orthodox & Gnosticism) Bart D Ehrman
84,315. From its earliest days in the nineteenth century, and until the Holocaust, the Orthodox rabbinate in eastern Europe was not enthusiastic about the Zionist movement, which at the time was led by irreligious Jews. (Orthodox & Zion) Elliott Abrams
12,848. Justinian energetically promoted the orthodox Christian faith. (Christianity & Orthodox) Art of Faith: Christianity, Sky Arts 2012
12,855. By the fifteenth century the Russian Church had acquired a form of independence. (Christianity & Orthodox) ibid.
67,250. The synod of the Russian Orthodox Church – who reckoned that syphilis was heavenly punishment for doing what you weren’t supposed to, and as such shouldn’t be cured by any medicine, thank you very much. (Civilisation & Orthodox) James Burke, Connections s2e2: Sentimental Journeys, BBC 1994
57,287. It was in what is now western Turkey that the Mary cult started to become a global phenomenon. A special devotion grew up around her to replace the old pagan goddesses like Diana or Artemis. In church doctrine she went from being the mere mother of Jesus to ... the Mother of God. This incredible clout was reinforced by the building of churches devoted to her and the dissemination of her image all over Byzantium, the Christian Roman empire in the east. (Mary & Christianity & Byzantium & Cult & Orthodox) Bettany Hughes, The Bible
12,720. The early Christian movement had a lot of different viewpoints and many of them were censored. One version got branded as orthodox. (Christianity & Orthodox & Catholicism) Professor Kirsti Copeland
94. Her conception of God was certainly not orthodox. She felt towards Him as she might have felt towards a glorified sanitary engineer; and in some of her speculations she seems hardly to distinguish between the Deity and the Drains. (God & Orthodox) Lytton Strachey
58,720. How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape. (Fundamentalism & Orthodox) Christopher Hitchens
95,883. These gangs were made up of religious bigots, often blessed by Orthodox priests and bishops, and sometimes augmented by fellow Orthodox ‘volunteers’ from Greece and Russia. They made a special attempt to destroy all evidence of Ottoman civilisation, as in the specially atrocious case of the dynamiting of several historic minerets in Banja Luka, which was done during a cease-fire and not as the result of any battle. (Ottoman Empire & Orthodox) Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great p21
95,980. The Russian Orthodox Church had been the main prop of the czarist autocracy, while the czar himself was regarded as the former head of the faith and something a little more than merely human. ibid. p243
95,984. The Orthodox Jews are not blameless here. By claiming to be ‘chosen’ in a special exclusive covenant with the Almighty, they invited hatred and suspicion and evinced their own form of racism. (Jew & Orthodox Empire) ibid. p250
84,311. Orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy is another man’s doxy. William Warburton
84,312. Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. Walter Lippmann
84,313. Orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure. Reinhold Niebuhr
84,314. The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system. Kevin Kelly
78,457. The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means no thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness. (Think & Orthodox) George Orwell, 1984
55,890. It was the Orthodoxs who would shape the future of Christianity. (Bible & New Testament & Scripture & Apocrypha & Orthodox) Bible Hunters II, BBC 2014
84,306. We in the West owe the Church of the East a huge debt. Much of what we know about Greek learning, medicine to astronomy and even the system of Arabic numerals in use today all come to us courtesy of those Christian translators. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity
84,308. Here in the Church of the Holy Wisdom in Constantinople on the 16th July 1054 a disaster unfolded for Christianity. It was actually during a service that a papal delegation swept up to the altar and placed on it a document excommunicating the leader of the Church in Constantinople, the Patriarch. The Patriarch excommunicated the Pope in return. The moment has come to be known as the Great Schism, the split between Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Western Catholic Christianity ... But nearly a thousand years later the Schism between the Latin West and the Greek East has never been healed. ibid.
84,309. The Orthodox Church came to be at the centre of a three-way tug-of-war between the ambitions of the Tsar, the clergy and the devout faith of the Russian people. ibid.
84,310. In October of that year world-wide orthodoxy met its most terrible enemy so far – Soviet communism ... In this new world order there was no place for God. Orthodoxy had shaped Russia since the tenth century but the Bolsheviks saw all religion as the opium of the masses, a symptom of false consciousness, and worst of all an obstacle for scientific socialism. In January 1918 Lenin formally separated Church from State. And that was just the first step in a systematic policy to purge Christianity from Russian life, and force atheism on the Russian people ... Around 40,000 priests, 40,000 monks and nuns plus millions of lay-people died as a result of Soviet terror. There was a manic thoroughness to the campaign. Some local Soviet commanders lined up icons, sentenced them to death and shot them. By 1939 only a few hundred churches remained open. And only four Russian bishops were not in prison ... Orthodoxy outlived the Soviet world order. ibid.
58,207. This is Israel’s southern border with Egypt. Today a seven-metre high fence separates the two countries. (Israel & Orthodox) Diarmaid MacCulloch, Israel: Facing the Future, BBC 2013
58,208. The most powerful country in the Middle East. (Israel & Orthodox) ibid.
58,210. By 2060 the ultra-orthodox are forecast to become nearly a third of Israel’s population. (Israel & Orthodox) ibid.
58,211. A battle is underway for the soul of the Jewish state. (Israel & Orthodox) ibid.
58,212. One in every five Israeli citizens is an Arab. (Israel & Orthodox & Orthodox) ibid.
119,286. Encouraged by the state, the Russian Orthodox church is thriving. (Russia & Putin & Orthodox) Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby, BBC 2018