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anathema

(ənă`thĭmə) [Gr.,=something set up; dedicated to a divinity as a votive offering], term that came to denote something devoted to a divinity for destruction. In the Bible, the term is herem. Anathema means "accursed" in the New Testament, where it clearly suggests separation from God as the penalty. In the early Church and in Judaism contemporaneous with it, it was a penalty conveyed by a decree of excommunicationexcommunication,
formal expulsion from a religious body, the most grave of all ecclesiastical censures. Where religious and social communities are nearly identical it is attended by social ostracism, as in the case of Baruch Spinoza, excommunicated by the Jews.
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anathema

a formal ecclesiastical curse of excommunication or a formal denunciation of a doctrine
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88) According to Tyconius, that Achan's sinful theft of the anathematized booty of Ai is imputed to the whole people shows that he represents the evil part of a bipartite people, and Joshua's declaration that the Lord will exterminate Achan even as he did "today" shows that this bipartite character will carry over into the future church.
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The Orthodox should lift all anathemas and condemnations against all Oriental Orthodox councils and fathers whom they have anathematized or condemned in the past.
Canvassing libertarian writing of the 1970s and 1980s, Schwartz found what he took to be ample confirmatory evidence for his thesis, and in consequence, anathematized libertarianism for all time.
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