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apostasy,

in religion: see heresyheresy,
in religion, especially in Christianity, beliefs or views held by a member of a church that contradict its orthodoxy, or core doctrines. It is distinguished from apostasy, which is a complete abandonment of faith that makes the apostate a deserter, or former member.
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Apostasy

See also Sacrilege.
Aholah and Aholibah
symbolize Samaria’s and Jerusalem’s abandonment to idols. [O.T.: Ezekiel 23:4]
Albigenses
heretical sect; advocated Manichaean dualism. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
Arians
4th-century heretical sect; denied Christ’s divinity. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 43]
Big-endians
heretical group; always break eggs unlawfully at large end. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
Cathari
heretical Christian sect in 12th and 13th centuries; professed a neo-Manichaean dualism. [Christian Hist.: EB, II: 639]
Donatists
Christian group in North Africa who broke with Catholicism (312). [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 618]
Ebionites
2nd- and 3rd-century Christian ascetic sect that retained a Jewish emphasis. [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 768]
Erastianism
doctrine declaring state is superior to the church in ecclesiastical affairs (1524–1543). [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 937]
Fires of Smithfield
Marian martyrs burnt at stake as heretics. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1013]
Gnosticism
heretical theological movement in Greco-Roman world of 2nd century. [Christian Hist.: EB, IV: 587]
Inquisition
Roman Catholic tribunal engaged in combating and suppressing heresy. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1352]
Jansenism
unorthodox Roman Catholic movement of the 17th and 18th centuries led by Cornelius Jansen. [Christian Hist.: EB, V: 515]
Julian the Apostate
(331–363) Roman emperor, educated as a Christian but renounced Christianity when he became emperor. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 533]
Lollards
in late medieval England, a name given to followers of unorthodox philosopher John Wycliffe. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 306]
min
appellation of any heretic, Jew or non-Jew. [Judaism: Wigoder, 417]
Monophysites
heretical Christian sect who questioned the divine and human nature of Jesus. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 1003]
Montanism
2nd-century heretical Christian movement led by prophet Montanus. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 1012]
Sabellianism
3rd-century Christian heresy led by Sabellius. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 747]
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Mariam Ibrahim who was sentenced to death over apostasy.
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A Yemeni blogger who used his personal Facebook account and the Al-Hiwar Al-Mutmadin website to post articles and research that question the teachings of the Quran could face the death penalty as prosecutors accuse him of apostasy.
Fundamentalists in Shariah4Pakistan accused Malala of apostasy - a capital crime under some interpretations of Sharia.
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The book presents a prophetic discourse that calls on its audience to turn to Yahweh before the threatened purge of apostasy that will take place on the Day of Yahweh.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE: That the neoconservative National Review or Heritage Foundation would grumble about Bush's conservative apostasy shows just how far to the left the administration has tilted--or how transparent that apostasy has become among the grass-roots conservatives the Establishment neoconservative network wants to lead astray.
You may call it presumptuous, embarrassing or arrogant, but short of repentance from this apostasy, there is nothing left to talk about.
They did it solely out of grievance and hatred -- hatred for the values cherished in the West as freedom, tolerance, prosperity, religious pluralism, and universal suffrage, but abhorred by religious fundamentalists (and not only Islamic fundamentalists) as licentiousness, corruption, greed and apostasy.
The wife of dissident Ayatullah Hassan Yusefi-Eshkevari appeals to Supreme Leader Ayatullah Khamen'i in an open letter after rumours said her husband has been convicted for apostasy and could get the death penalty.