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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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Like the 2017 filial correction, the letter accuses Francis of seven heresies, including that people can intentionally break divine law in a serious matter without committing mortal sin, that sexual acts between divorced and remarried people "can sometimes be morally right," and that "God not only permits, but positively wills, the pluralism and diversity of religions."
Most of Heresies is written in long-lines of free verse, sometimes with a slanting rhyme scheme that wanes just as it makes itself known.
Book retailer Waterstones revealed on Wednesday that Irish author Lisa McInerney has won this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her for debut novel 'The Glorious Heresies'.
"The campaign seeks to immunize society in the Kingdom from deviant ideas as well as utter lies and heresies that could lead people off track," the Grand Mufti said.
Irenaeus' best-known book, Adversus Haereses or Against Heresies (c.
In the collection of the writings of von Hildebrand called The Charitable Anathema (Roman Catholic Books) there is a chapter on the heresies and errors of de Chardin called "Teilhard de Chardin: Toward a New Religion" Von Hildebrand says, "I had the occasion to speak to Teilhard personally.
Despite polemicists' efforts to argue otherwise, heresies do not stand outside time, beguiling Christians with theological temptations and the promise of secret knowledge.
On one hand, the Fourth Lateran Council is an important indicator of the move to gather heresies under one category of condemned beliefs and practices in opposition to an increasingly better-defined orthodoxy.
Irenaeus on the Christian faith; a condensation of Against heresies.
In past works he advanced the idea that heresies identified by churchmen were largely the products of their own systematizing tendencies, and this work continues that theme.