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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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At first, Heretics Anonymous meetings serve as a place for the teens to complain about St.
Though Chesterton generally reserves the term "modernism" for religious innovation, his literary criticism, particularly in Heretics, is peppered with such phrases as "modern literature," "modern writers and thinkers," "modern novels," "modern realists," "the modern artistic temperament," and "ultra-modern aesthetes." Like the "higher criticism" that challenged traditional Catholic doctrine, the aestheticism championed by Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde posed for Chesterton a similar challenge to received traditions that for him gave meaning and purpose to human life and literature.
Discussing Heretics and Believers, Prof Marshall said: "I wanted to take a defining episode of England's past and invite people to view it in a different way.
They are merely ostracized and labeled heretics or false teachers.
First published in Spanish in 2013, Heretics was ably translated by Anna Kushner, but it must have been a daunting task: The novelist moves from the severe rhetoric of bygone Amsterdam to the demotic rush of present-day Havana, and his style shifts accordingly.
Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "The Gospel According To Heretics: Discovering Orthodoxy Through Early Christological Conflicts" is an inherently fascinating study for both scholars and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the history and development of the early Christian communities following the death of Jesus.
This book is a study in historical theology, looking at two London-based clergymen of the late 16th and 17th centuries who were notorious in their time as heretics and blasphemers.
The Saudi interior minister confirmed that the mosque bomber indeed had ties to Daesh, which considers Shiites heretics.
(1.) Matt Walsh, "Joel Osteen and His Wife Are Heretics, and That's Why America Loves Them," Matt Walsh Blog, 014/09/04/joel-osteen-wife-heretics-thats-america-loves/.
Therefore, to blame unjust persecution of "heretics" on the political leaders while exempting the church is disingenuous at best--dishonest at worst.
Scholars have long studied the Inquisition from a diversity of perspectives ranging from the legal and doctrinal theories and practices of inquisitions and their staff, to the religious beliefs of heretics, and even recently--as seen in the work of Richard Kagan and Abigail Dyer--to recreating the lives of the "forgotten people of Europe." Jane K.
The Union said that the fatwa of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the so-called head of the World Union of Muslim Scholars, in which he labeled groups of Muslims as heretics, means that the World Union has lost its credibility as a representative of Muslim scholars as it deviated from Islamic teachings, stressing that such fatwas seek to keep the nation in a state of strife, division and weakness.