Heresy

Heresy is any provocative belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs. A heretic is a proponent of such claims or beliefs. Heresy is distinct from both apostasy, which is the explicit renunciation of one`s religion, principles or cause, and blasphemy, which is irreverence toward religion. The term is usually ....
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Heresy

• (n.) An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some essential doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained. • (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; -- usually,...
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Heresy

(from Greek, 'choice') A 'mistaken' or heterodox religious belief, i.e., one that does not agree wit
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heresy

noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
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Heresy

Her'e·sy noun ; plural Heresies . [ Middle English heresie , eresie , Old French heresie , iresie , French hérésie , Latin haeresis , Greek ... a taking, a taking for one's self, choosing, a choice, a sect, a heresy, from ... to take, choose...
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heresy

a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
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Heresy

A religious opinion, act or doctrine going against the Imperial creed. Heresy is often not merely an unconventional religious viewpoint, but the act of Chaos worship.
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heresy

a religious opinion, or adherence to such an opinion, that is contrary to an established religious teaching. The word comes from Greek hairesis, `action of taking, choice, sect.” Originally a heresy was simply a difference of opinion. It became a religious crime, often punished by death.
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heresy

a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority. [16 related articles]
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heresy

Any doctrine opposed to orthodox belief, especially in religion. Those holding ideas considered heretical by the Christian church have included Gnostics, Arians, Pelagians, Montanists, Albigenses,...
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heresy

Any doctrine opposed to orthodox belief, especially in religion. Those holding ideas considered heretical by the Christian church have included Gnostics, Arians, Pelagians, Montanists, Albigenses, Waldenses, Lollards, and Anabaptists
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heresy

belief contrary to what is generally accepted 
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Heresy

beliefs that are forbidden by the policy-deciding body of a faith group.
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Heresy

Either a rejection of doctrines taught by a communal authority or a choice to advocate an alternative doctrine/interpretation opposed to the authoritative conventional teaching. This concept is tied to the early Christian tradition, as the Church attempted to dispel certain Hellenistic philosophies. It also is evident in Judaism and Islam, although...
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heresy

heresy 1. An unorthodox belief or doctrine; especially as regards some theological or church beliefs or 'orthodox' doctrine. 2. An opinion or a doctrine at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from or denial of Roman Catholic dogma by a professed believer or baptized church member; adherence to such dissenting opinion...
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heresy

heresy, in religion, especially in Christianity, beliefs or views held by a member of a church that contradict its orthodoxy, or core doctrines. It is distinguished from apostasy, which is a complete abandonment of faith that makes the apostate a deserter, or former member. Heresy is also distinguis...
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heresy

obstinate persistence in false belief. Both the Catholic and Protestant churches recognised the concept, though the Catholics had more developed mechanisms (Inquisition, Index of forbidden books) for punishing it.
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heresy

Origin: OE. Heresie, eresie, OF. Heresie, iresie, F. Heresie, L. Haeresis, Gr. A taking, a taking for one's self, choosing, a choice, a sect, a heresy, fr. To take, choose. ... 1. An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; ...
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Heresy

the conscious and deliberate rejection of a dogma of the Church.
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heresy

[n] - a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
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