voice in the wilderness

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A person, publication, or other source of assertions that expresses an opinion, doctrine, or point of view which is ignored or rejected by almost all others; the actual utterance of an unpopular opinion, doctrine, or point of view.

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  • From the Biblical accounts of John the Baptist, as in the early verses of the Gospel according to Mark :
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Eysenck (1952) was just beginning to seriously question the validity of dynamically oriented therapy, but he was a lone voice in the wilderness at that time. Not until the sixties did opposing points of view . . . begin to gain prominence.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'voice in the wilderness':

voice in the wildernessAn influential religious personage, especially one who makes prophetic utterances.
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