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ANATHEMA, eccl. law. A punishment by which a person is separate from, the body of the church, and forbidden all intercourse with the faithful: it differs from excommunication, which simply forbids the person excommunicated, from going into the church and communicating with the faithful. Gal. 1. 8, 9.

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Oriental Orthodox should at the same time lift all anathemas and condemnations against all Orthodox councils and fathers, whom they have anathematized or condemned in the past.
Barry began, and has continued, in the seemingly anathematized medium of painting.
(25) The unrest did not end, however, because after Ignatius died Photius himself was reinstated as patriarch, and the new bishop of Rome, Hadrian II (who had anathematized Photius at the 869 council), objected to the appointment.
And on September 28, 2000, Olmert accompanied Sharon, a man anathematized by the Palestinians as "the butcher of Sabra and Shatila", in the provocative walking visit to Haram Asharif that triggered the second intifada.
Based on "mature Protestant soteriology" (90) then, the vivid imaginings of the ars moriendi texts would seem to be neutralized, if not anathematized. However, both the biblical foundations for angelic care and the popular practices of deathbed ritual made "English Protestant attitudes towards angels in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries ...
I am touching here upon a subject anathematized till very recently by medical penalty: but if I am to present these problems in historical illumination, dogmatic imprecations must not deter me (Behring 1905).
He retained his position until 1930, when he was forced out of office thanks to an anti-Semitic smear campaign orchestrated by the far-right press, but his work had been anathematized by those with conservative and monarchist affiliations from the very start.
In addition, I found errors: Halkett did not rescue Charles and Mary Seton, Earl and Countess of Dunfermline, but an important pair of Bampfield's allies, the Scots Presbyterian pro-royalist landowners, Lord Alexander and Lady Margaret Mackenzie Lindsay (Lord and Lady Balcarres), who were also anathematized by Charles II.
He stood accused of "abominable heresies" and "monstrous deeds." Accordingly, it was decreed that he be "banned, cut off, cursed, and anathematized."
As a result, the Reformed churches anathematized all kinds of entertainment: opera; dance; secular music; sports (later, movies were included in this list), as if, in this way, they could slow down the effects of modernism.
Newman asked himself how the Anglican bishops could reprimand him for moving so close to the Roman Catholic Church, as he believed the Anglican formularies would allow, and on the other hand they fraternized with Protestant bodies "without any renunciation of the errors or regard to their due reception of baptism and confirmation." (11) He wrote in protest to the bishop of Canterbury claiming that "Lutheranism and Calvinism are heresies, repugnant to Scripture, springing up three centuries since, and anathematized by East as well as West." (12) Why, he asked, would his church, which considered itself to be Catholic, connect itself in intercommunion with groups that are strictly sectarian?
David Starkey may have been anathematized by the previous IHR conference, but he cannot be easily dismissed.