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HERESY, Eng. law. The adoption of any erroneous religious tenet, not warranted by the established church.
     2. This is punished by the deprivation of certain civil rights, and by fine and imprisonment. 1 East, P. C. 4.
     3. In other countries than England, by heresy is meant the profession, by Christians, of religious opinions contrary to the dogmas approved by the established church of the respective countries. For an account of the origin and progress of the laws against heresy, see Giannoni's Istoria di Napoli, vol. 3, pp, 250, 251, &c.
     4. in the United State, happily, we have no established religion; there can, therefore, be no legal heresy. Vide Apostacy; Christianity.

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To support the claims of heresy the letter writers cite at length from Amoris Laetitia and from public statements and interviews the pope has given since the document's release.
This suggestion is a heresy for biosecurity and biodefense.
Caravale examines how the Roman Catholic Church sought to force preachers to preach against the Lutheran heresy and demand that members of their congregations profess specifically Catholic teachings.
To these ends, "Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy" argues for a sociologically-informed redefinition of heresy as religiously-motivated opposition and applies the resulting concept to the historical cases of second-century Christians and nineteenth-century Mormons.
The essays began as papers given at a symposium in Wurzburg in 2011 that queried Jansenism as a "Catholic heresy.
Ateek's references to Christian heresy, tribalism and racial exclusivity all seem to me to be name-calling at the very least.
Nederman, eds, Religion, Power, and Resistance from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries: Playing the Heresy Card (New Middle Ages), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; hardback; pp.
In the same issue, Alice Camille's article on heresy ("The good news about heresy," Testaments) was bang on.
Mosul / NINA / Daash elements prevented the people of Mosul to visit the graves, noting that the visit of the graves in the Islamic state laws is a heresy.
Detailed refutations of the heresies and errors of de Chardin are found in such books as Teilhardism and the New Religion--A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Tan Books) and Theistic Evolution: The Teilhardian Heresy (Angelico Press), both by Dr.
To assert that a good person who has lead a moral life could enter heaven without being a Christian is actually regarded as a heresy by the Catholic Church; the so-called "Pelagian heresy" named after the British priest of the dark ages who dared advocate it.
Simplicius on the planets and their motions; in defense of a heresy.