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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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See also Sacrilege.
Aholah and Aholibah
symbolize Samaria’s and Jerusalem’s abandonment to idols. [O.T.: Ezekiel 23:4]
heretical sect; advocated Manichaean dualism. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
4th-century heretical sect; denied Christ’s divinity. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 43]
heretical group; always break eggs unlawfully at large end. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
heretical Christian sect in 12th and 13th centuries; professed a neo-Manichaean dualism. [Christian Hist.: EB, II: 639]
Christian group in North Africa who broke with Catholicism (312). [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 618]
2nd- and 3rd-century Christian ascetic sect that retained a Jewish emphasis. [Christian Hist.: EB, III: 768]
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]
heretical theological movement in Greco-Roman world of 2nd century. [Christian Hist.: EB, IV: 587]
Roman Catholic tribunal engaged in combating and suppressing heresy. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1352]
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]
in late medieval England, a name given to followers of unorthodox philosopher John Wycliffe. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 306]
appellation of any heretic, Jew or non-Jew. [Judaism: Wigoder, 417]
heretical Christian sect who questioned the divine and human nature of Jesus. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 1003]
2nd-century heretical Christian movement led by prophet Montanus. [Christian Hist.: EB, VI: 1012]
3rd-century Christian heresy led by Sabellius. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 747]
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However, the regime does not consider Christians from ethnic groups that have always been Christian and do not proselytize to be apostates. It only considers Muslims who seek to change their religion to be apostates.
Apostate Englishman: Grey Owl the Writer and the Myths is a book about the internationally infamous English nature writer and conservationist "Grey Owl," who committed cultural apostasy by renouncing his heritage and fraudulently assuming the heritage of Apache ancestry.
Critique: An impressively researched and exceptionally well written study, "Apostate Englishman: Grey Owl the Writer and the Myths" by Albert Braz (Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Canada) is a deftly organized and presented study which is inherently fascinating, informative, and a work of impeccable scholarship from beginning to end.
Most of these apostates went back to their lives in the world, but as Emlen has found, a surprising number of former Shakers turned to the stage to offer performances of Shaker dance and song as a means to support themselves.
Burris and Keri Raif examined five groups of people: (1) the lifelong religious who have maintained the same religious identity throughout their lives; (2) the lifelong nonreligious; (3) converts who weren't raised within a religious tradition but who now identify with one; (4) switchers who grew up with one religious identity and then switched to another; and (5) apostates who grew up religious but who now identify as nonreligious, agnostic, or atheist.
A long July shabbes is enough to turn even a devout child into a young apostate, enough to make you deny Moses and all of God's Torah.
The pamphlets--whose authorship was eventually attributed to Johann Eberlin von Giinzburg, an apostate Franciscan preacher active in South Germany--appeared in numerous editions and quickly became known throughout the German-speaking territories.
I was an apostate. I looked him in the eye and asked him, "In your heart of hearts, do you really believe that I deserve to be killed?" He said, solemnly: "I do not." At that moment, he and I were human beings.