b: an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs or standards our democratic heresy which holds that … truth is to be found by majority vote — M. W. Straight Heresy definition, opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church or religious system. See more. a. An opinion or a doctrine at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from or denial of Roman Catholic dogma by a professed believer or baptized church member.

Heresy : Heresy , a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority. Heresy differs from schism in that the heretic sometimes remains in the church despite his doctrinal errors, whereas the schismatic may be doctrinally orthodox but severs himself from the church. The Greek word Connotation and Definition Distinctions Degrees of Heresy Gravity of The Sin of Heresy Origin, Spread, and Persistence of Heresy Christ, The Apostles, and The Fathers on Heresy Vindication of Their Teaching Church Legislation on Heresy Principles of Church Legislation Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Over Heretics Reception of Converts Role of Heresy in History Intolerance and Cruelty The term heresy connotes, etymologically, both a choice and the thing chosen, the meaning being, however, narrowed to the selection of religious or political doctrines, adhesion to parties in Church or State.Josephus applies the name (airesis) to the three religious sects prevalent in Judea since the Machabean period: the Sadducees, the Pharisees, the Essenes (Bel. Jud., II, viii, 1; Ant., XIII, v, 9). St. Paul is described to the Roman governor Felix as the leader of the heresy (aireseos) of. See more here Related searches for heresy early church heresies chart heresies in the church today example of heresy heresies of the catholic church meaning of heresy what is heresy in christianity heresy in the church list of heresies Some results are removed in response to a notice of local law requirement. For more information, please see here . Pagination 1 2 3 4 5 Next Heresy Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, in particular the accepted beliefs of a church hereanization. A heretic is a proponent of such claims or beliefs. Heresy is distinct from both apostasy, which is the explicit renunciation of one's religion, principles or cause, and blasphemy, which is an impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. Wikipedia Related people See all (5+) Galileo Galilei