Heresy
Heresy is any provocative belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs. A heretic is a proponent of such claims or beliefs. Heresy is distinct from both apostasy, ...
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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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Heresy in Orthodox Judaism
Heresy in Orthodox Judaism (Hebrew: כְּפִירָה‎ kefira) is principally defined as departure from the traditional Jewish principles of faith. Mainstream Orthodox Judaism holds that rejection of th...
Heresy in Islam
In Islam, Bid‘ah (Arabic: بدعة‎) refers to any innovations in religious matters. Linguistically the term means "innovation, novelty, heretical doctrine, heresy". In contrast to the English t...
Heresy in Christianity
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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Excommunication
Excommunication is an institutional act of religious censure used to deprive, suspend, or limit membership in a religious community or to restrict certain rights within it, in particular reception of ...
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Free Zone (Scientology)
The Free Zone, also called independent Scientologists or Scientology Freezone, comprises a variety of groups and individuals who practice Scientology beliefs and techniques independently of the Church...
Heresy in Judaism
Jewish heretics (minim, from minuth hebrew for "heretic") are Jewish individuals (often historically, philosophers) whose works have, in part or in whole, been condemned as heretical by significant pe...
Algernon Sidney Crapsey
Algernon Sidney Crapsey (1847–1927) was an Episcopal priest and father of poet Adelaide Crapsey. In 1879, he was transferred from Trinity Church in New York City to Rochester, New York to become the p...
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Off the derech
Off the derech (OTD), from Hebrew literally meaning: "off the path", is an expression Orthodox Jews use to describe someone who intentionally stops practicing the tenets of his or her branch of ortho...
Wesley A. Swift
Wesley A. Swift (1913-1970) was a former Methodist minister from Southern California. In the 1940s, Swift started his own church, later known as the Church of Jesus Christ Christian. He was active in...
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 ...
Chevie Kehoe
Chevie O'Brien Kehoe (born January 29, 1973, Orange Park, Florida, United States) is a self-proclaimed white supremacist and convicted murderer serving three consecutive life sentences for the kidnapp...
Quietism (Christian philosophy)
Quietism is the name given (especially in Roman Catholic Church theology) to a set of Christian beliefs that rose in popularity in through France, Italy, and Spain during the late 1670s and 1680s, w...
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The Milky Way (1969 film)
The Milky Way (French: La Voie lactée) is a 1969 film directed by Luis Buñuel. It stars Laurent Terzieff, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Georges Marchal and Michel Piccoli. Buñuel later called T...
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Thomas Robb
Thomas Robb, also known as Thom Robb, (born 1946) is the national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and a pastor at the Christian Revival Center.
Thomas Robb was born in Detroit, Michig...
David Nieto
David Nieto (1654 – 10 January 1728) was the Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in London, later succeeded in this capacity by his son, Isaac Nieto.Nieto was born in Venice. He firs...
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Jehovah's Witnesses and congregational discipline
Jehovah's Witnesses employ various levels of congregational discipline as formal controls administered by congregation elders. Guilt and repentance are determined by a tribunal of elders, and hearings...
Jonathan Eybeschutz
Jonathan Eybeschütz (Kraków 1690 - Altona 1764), was a Talmudist, Halachist, Kabbalist, holding positions as Dayan of Prague, and later as Rabbi of the "Three Communities": Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbe...
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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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Antonio Brucioli
Antonio Brucioli (born c. 1498, died December 6, 1566) was an Italian humanist, religious thinker, publisher, and writer best known for his translation of the Bible into Italian.
Brucioli was born...
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Dulcinian
The Dulcinian movement was a religious sect of the Late Middle Ages, originating within the Apostolic Brethren. The Dulcinians, or Dulcinites, and Apostolics were inspired by Franciscan ideals and in...