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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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212 words

as defined by the Catholic Church, were originally ecclesiastical offences, but from 1139 also received secular punishments, later including death

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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21 words

Denial of, or deviation from, orthodox religious belief. The concept exists in most organized religions with a rigid, dogmatic system.

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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121 words

From the Greek, meaning ‘choice’ or ‘thing chosen’, or an opinion. It came to be used (in the Greek) for

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

the formal denial of a defined orthodox doctrine (the term comes from a Greek word meaning ‘choice’ or ‘thing chosen’),

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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746 words

Derived from the Greek word for choice, heresy came to be defined by the medieval Church as ‘an opinion chosen

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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404 words

a term defined as a departure from orthodox belief. Various appellations are used for heretics. The generic name is minim...

Heresy, Heretic

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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In a strictly historical perspective, to speak of “heresy” and “heretics” requires us to go beyond a theological viewpoint. The

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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569 words

(Gk., hairesis, ‘choice’).

The adoption of false views and practices. Basically, the Gk. word may mean simply the adoption

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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187 words

The holding of beliefs contrary to the Jewish religion. Any attempt to study the phenomenon of heresy in Judaism has

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Timothy E. Gregory, Alexander Kazhdan, and Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,231 words

(αἵρεσις, lit. “sect, school”), a term used by the church fathers to designate a sectarian or dissident teaching, sometimes that of pagans or Jews (including ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old French and Latin from Greek ...

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