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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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In Cyprus the most serious case of apostasy is that of DIKO deputy Zacharias Koulias who in 2011, completely disregarding his party, voted for the then EDEK chief Yiannakis Omirou as president of the House instead of the leader of his own party, Marios Garoyian.
Last month, the group destroyed a number of historic landmarks in the town, including several mosques and shrines, claiming they promote apostasy.
Hajar furthered that Al-Saeedi has declared on numerous occasions that he is a Muslim and that the lawsuit against him was filed by colleagues who "misinterpreted" his publications as apostasy.
Unlike Aghajari, however, Taha Hussein didn't face execution for apostasy in the 1930s; it would have been unthinkable.
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.
Under the apt heading, "The Apostasy of the Elites," Judis is also insightful on the once crucial role and subsequent default of the liberal foundations like Ford and Rockefeller.
Cases such as the murder of Egyptian writer Farag Fuda, the stabbing of Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, and the infamous apostasy ruling against Egyptian professor Nasr Hamid Abu-Zaid attest to the terror tactics, perversely justified as religiously mandated, by some fundamentalists.
Still, you can't relate a tale of intrigue, confrontation, loyalty, apostasy, and conscience without tawdry episodes.
It also points to the concerns that kept the Venetian Inquisition working even after the immediate threat of heresy and apostasy had been met and overcome.
In the novel, Sebastian Rodrigues, a Portuguese seminarian, journeys to Japan to investigate why his former teacher, a missionary to Japan, has chosen apostasy over martyrdom.
The charge of apostasy is punishable by death in several majority-Muslim countries, and Orthodox theologians have typically shied away from using the accusation against those who claim to be believers.
December 3, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -- More than two dozen Sudanese Muslims have been charged with apostasy and disturbing the peace according to a report by Agence France Presse (AFP).