The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox: the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think.
William O. Douglas
Confessing Movement: is a neo-Evangelical movement within several mainline Protestant churches to return those churches to what members see as greater theological orthodoxy.
Christian movements - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_movements(retrieved 05/20/06)
The Doxology’s gone, they’ll be having incense next—orthodoxy’s my doxy.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Experienced guides would later question his decision to descend so far ahead of his clients—extremely unorthodox behavior for a guide.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
Try, now, and give her a good orthodox New England bringing up, and see what it’ll make of her.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
the visitors ... took great pleasure in shocking them with unorthodox remarks.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think.
George Orwell -- 1984
So the minister, and the physician with him, withdrew again within the limits of what their Church defined as orthodox.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
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Only sometimes, they say, he didn’t preach what was quite orthodox.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
I was reluctant to admit the flaw in the tidy, familiar orthodoxy I had been taught.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
It was hard for anyone with his training in orthodox science to accept the evidence that had now come into his hands.
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood’s End
I am surprised by how it… pleases me, his success in this unorthodox path he’s chosen.
Stephenie Meyer -- New Moon
His unorthodox gamble had paid off.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
I knew there was little encouragement to settle there, unless I would apostatize from the orthodox faith, or live in continual fear of the Inquisition.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
...everyone was arranged in a more orthodox manner.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
Dr. Van Helsing had taken the key of the hall door from the bunch, and locked the door in orthodox fashion, putting the key into his pocket when he had done.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Her methods are really unorthodox.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
professed their disbelief in many orthodox religious, national, social and ethical doctrines.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
The teachings of Jesus therefore represented a liberation from the orthodoxy of Judaism.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
Mrs. Honeychurch defended orthodoxy,
E.M. Forster -- A Room With A View
We follow the same rules, so to speak, as orthodox time travelers.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
Surely the evening’s proceedings are scarcely orthodox, from a medical point of view.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
…he understood vaguely that he had come from—like orthodox children do—of heaven or the cabbage patch or wherever it was...
William Faulkner -- Absalom, Absalom!
Tomas’s first wife was an orthodox Communist, and Tomas automatically assumed that his son was under her influence.
Milan Kundera -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
What I don’t like about Marxist literature is ... the arrogance, the petty infighting, the dishonesty, the desire for self-promotion, the orthodoxy.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
There was something very orthodox about him which Leamas liked.
John Le Carre -- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
It sounds good—but it’s so contrary to orthodox doctrine that I need to see it.
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
I didn’t know what to make of his gesture save its unorthodoxy, its colloquial and unprofessional tone.
Chang-rae Lee -- Native Speaker
the man ... died eleven months ago and was a known closet orthodox Catholic, who would have been far happier as a truly devout priest.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
But he put a lot of passion into his preaching whether his theology was orthodox or not (don’t ask me) and he was certainly in a position to understand the problems of a recruit.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Starship Troopers
Right then, we had the skipper in the QRF, which was, at best, a bit unorthodox.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Trying to explain McCandless’s unorthodox behavior, some people have made much of the fact that...
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
I should explain that my family was anything but orthodox.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
Time for a bit of unorthodox action.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
"You must think this a very unorthodox invasion, Doctor Baker," said Colonel Julyan, "and I apologise very humbly for disturbing you like this."
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
...and extremely unorthodox businesses in Russia.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
So he cut down even the orthodox ration and tried to increase the day’s travel.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
he had gone into the hospital to try and buy a pair of black stockings from a nun. This rather unorthodox method of obtaining them had been Perry’s inspiration; nuns, he had argued, were certain to have a supply.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Unorthodox, but what a stroke of inspiration,
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
an unorthodox right-handed rider
Hal Borland -- When the Legends Die
He fought like a demon, whirling through the defenders’ ranks in a completely unorthodox style, rolling under their feet, slashing with his sword instead of stabbing like a Roman would, whacking campers with the flat of his blade, and generally causing mass panic.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
It was unorthodox for Mr. Jenson to keep the children out of class to dry
Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Merrick was a rebellious, unorthodox scientist...
Michael Crichton -- The Andromeda Strain
I was born an Orthodox Jew
James McBride -- The Color of Water
the prosecutor’s charge of uttering unorthodox opinions
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
John Garcia, the Minorcan fishing guide, asked the orthodox opening question, "What’re you trading, Randy?"
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
Although most people laughed when Lacy told them her husband’s job involved putting a price on joy, it was simply what economists did—find value for the intangibles in life. Lewis’s colleagues at Sterling College had presented papers on the relative push an education could provide, or universal health care, or job satisfaction. Lewis’s discipline was no less important, if unorthodox.