The Franciscan Alternative Orthodoxy

The alternative orthodoxy is a phrase that the Franciscan tradition has applied to itself. At its core, the alternative orthodoxy is an “orthopraxy” believing that lifestyle and practice are much more important than mere verbal orthodoxy. Life is more important than doctrine. (Prius vita quam doctrina, says Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, “De Anima”, II, 37.)

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