Footnote to “Orthodoxy”

According to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, the English word “orthodoxy” comes to the English through Latin from the original Greek orthodoxos composed of “orth” meaning “correct” and “doxa” meaning “opinion.” Even the origins of the word are paradoxically inline with orthodoxy in that it describes an opinion, which is usually something that is subjective, as objective truth. The root after all, uses the word “correct,” a word that indicates objective truth. Orthodoxy – the correct opinion.

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