heresy definition

  • noun:
    • a viewpoint or a doctrine at difference with set up spiritual beliefs, specially dissension from or denial of Roman Catholic dogma by a professed believer or baptized church member.
    • Adherence to such dissenting viewpoint or doctrine.
    • A controversial or unorthodox viewpoint or doctrine, like in politics, viewpoint, or technology.
    • Adherence to these types of questionable or unorthodox opinion.
    • A doctrine held by a part of a religion at variance with established spiritual thinking, particularly dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
    • A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of friends, like in politics, philosophy or research.
    • An opinion presented against the founded or generally received doctrine, and maintaining promote a division or celebration, such as politics, literary works, viewpoint, etc.; -- frequently, not necessarily, said in reproach.
    • Religious opinion in opposition to the authorized doctrinal requirements of any specific church, especially when maintaining advertise schism or separation; insufficient orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or incorrect belief regarding, some fundamental spiritual doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.
    • An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some important doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained.
    • Any doctrine, viewpoint, or pair of opinions at difference utilizing the well-known standards of every system, approach, or celebration; an opinion or a doctrine tending to produce schism or unit; an untenable or a disturbing doctrine of any sort, like in viewpoint, research, politics, morality, etc.
    • Specifically, in theology, an impression or a doctrine denied by the authorities of a church as despite the established creed of that chapel; an interpretation or a theological view of a sacred writing or other standard of faith, or of every distinctive element of it, in opposition to that authoritatively established or generally speaking accepted: as, the antinomian heresy.
    • a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    • any views or doctrines at difference using official or orthodox position

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