Anti-cult movement
The anti-cult movement (abbreviated ACM and sometimes called the countercult movement) opposes new religious movements (NRMs) that they characterize as cults. Sociologists David G. Bromley and Anson S...
Christian heresy
When heresy is used today with reference to Christianity, it denotes the formal denial or doubt of a core doctrine of the Christian faith as defined by one or more of the Christian churches. It should...
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Apostasy
Apostasy (/əˈpɒstəsi/; Greek: ἀποστασία (apostasia), "a defection or revolt") is the formal disaffiliation from, or abandonment or renunciation of, a religion by a person. One who commits apostasy...
Christian countercult movement
The Christian countercult movement is a social movement of certain Protestant evangelical and fundamentalist and other Christian ministries ("discernment ministries") and individual activists who opp...
Christology
Christology (from Greek Χριστός Khristós and -λογία, -logia) is the field of study within Christian theology which is primarily concerned with the nature and person of Jesus as recorded in the canonic...
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Apostasy in Islam
Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ردة riddah or ارتداد irtidād) is commonly defined as the conscious abandonment of Islam by a Muslim in word or through deed. It includes the act of converting to another rel...
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Yetzia bish'eila
Ex-Haredim refer to disaffiliates from the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish community and its way of life. Ex-Haredim (plural for ex-Haredi), may or may not believe in God or affiliate with other Jewish...
Freedom of religion in Iran
Freedom of religion in Iran is marked by Iranian culture, major religion and politics. Iran is an Islamic republic —the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran mandates that the official religion...
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Use of capital punishment by nation
The following is a summary of the use of capital punishment by country.
Capital punishment has been used in almost every part of the world, but in the last few decades most countries have abolishe...
Christian denomination
A denomination in Christianity is a generic term for a distinct religious body identified by traits such as a common name, structure, leadership and doctrine. Individual bodies, however, may use alter...
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Apostasy in Judaism
In Judaism, apostasy refers to the rejection of Judaism and possible defection to another religion by a Jew. The term apostasy is derived from Ancient Greek: ἀποστάτης, meaning "rebellious" (Hebr...
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Backslide
Backsliding, also known as falling away, is a term used within Christianity to describe a process by which an individual who has converted to Christianity reverts to pre-conversion habits and/or lapse...
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Early Christianity
Early Christianity is the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325. It is typically divided into the Apostolic Age and the Ante-Nicene Period (from the Apostolic Age until N...
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Takfir
In Islamic law, takfir or takfeer (Arabic: تكفير‎ takfīr) refers to the practice of excommunication, one Muslim declaring a non-Muslim or an apostate, an unbeliever or kafir (pl. kuffār). T...
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First seven Ecumenical Councils
In the history of Christianity, the first seven ecumenical councils, from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of Nicaea (787), represented an attempt to reach an orthodox consensus...
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Christian debate on persecution and toleration
This article gives a historical overview of Christian positions on Persecution of Christians, persecutions by Christians, religious persecution and toleration. Christian theologians like Augustine of ...
Apostasy in Christianity
Apostasy in Christianity refers to the rejection of Christianity by someone who formerly was a Christian. The term apostasy comes from the Greek word apostasia ("ἀποστασία") meaning defection, departu...
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Apostata capiendo
Apostata capiendo was an old English writ against an individual. It prescribed the arrest of a person, who having entered and professed some religious order (such as a monk), broke from his cloister, ...
Mutaween
Islamic religious police (also mutaween) is the police force responsible for the enforcement of sharia in some Muslim-majority countries.
The word mutaween (Arabic: المطوعين‎ muṭawwiʿīn;...