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heretic

Now chiefly RC Church a person who maintains beliefs contrary to the established teachings of the Church
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Gash assumes nothing less than a company of heretically minded lay actors who are operating guerrilla-like behind the frontlines of the ecclesiastical and social orthodoxy.
He continues to remark that if the Spiritual Exercises were not heretically characterized as Pelagian, commentators still placed no emphasis on "the spontaneous movement of the soul towards God because of the workings of grace.
In mission of this kind which is committed, without reservation, to the eradication of heretically sanctioned oppression, churches have become credible in the world.
I develop this theme strongly in my new book, which I entitled, rather heretically, Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body.
Newton also invented calculus, but kept this treasure to himself; he devoted many of his productive years to that most secret of sciences, alchemy; and he heretically argued against the Trinity.
67) His account eschewed the romanticism of his predecessors, carefully analyzing antisemitism in the North and South, thoroughly investigating Jewish attitudes toward slavery and abolition, and, perhaps most heretically of all, contending that "Benjamin had no positive or active interest in Jews or Judaism" (italics in the original).
The very breadth of acknowledgement that any person is susceptible to the Devil's darts encourages empathetic responses to the predicaments of the criminally, ecclesiologically, and heretically deceived; the prospect of something like collective regeneration is a stimulant to negotiation with Satan's partisans in church and commonwealth.
It is an interesting question, particularly as education spending benefits the young most and health spending the elderly, and some may wonder heretically if it would be any kind of a tragedy at all if one overtook the other as a priority.