What is the Greek word that starts with a that means nonessential points of faith? It is contrasted with essential dogma, and refers to areas of disagreement which are not critical for Christian faith.

I keep wanting to say anaphora, which is obviously incorrect, but I imagine it sounds something like that.

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    – 007
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 0:39
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    Sorry, but this is off-topic here, we don't do translation requests.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 1:33
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    It's not a translation request. It is a question asking for the word that was taken up into historical Christian theology to designate a particular theological concept.
    – zippy2006
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 16:57
  • @Kris You ought to elaborate on your comment in a formal answer.
    – zippy2006
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 16:57
  • Αδιάφορα (adiaphora (plural)). See also “theologoumena.”
    – Dan
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 20:55


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