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Heresy, Orthodoxy, Schism (Christian)

Subject Religion » Christianity

Key-Topics heresy , orthodoxy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xiii.b ] ‘Orthodoxy’ is Christian belief adjudged correct by a C hurch A uthority . ‘Heresy’ is denial of an officially defined doctrine of the Church. (‘Heretics’ sometimes, naturally, denounce the official church as heretical.) R oman catholicism nowadays allows for the relative innocence of those brought up in a heretical environment. ‘Schism’ is deliberate separation from the church without the involvement of doctrinal error [80]. For Roman Catholicism this means those out of C ommunion with the P apacy (the severity of this view was mitigated by the Second Vatican C ouncil ) [1: 355–66] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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