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Citation for heresy

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MLA

"heresy." In A Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Nov 27, 2021. <http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e863>.

Chicago

"heresy." In A Dictionary of the Bible. , edited by W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online, http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e863 (accessed Nov 27, 2021).

heresy

From the Greek, meaning ‘choice’ or ‘thing chosen’, or an opinion. It came to be used (in the Greek) for a sect or a school of philosophy, and of the ‘sects’ of the Sadducees and the Pharisees in Acts 5: 17; 15: 5. It is used by Paul for a protest group in Corinth (1 Cor. 11: 19) and for a typical kind of divisive action in the community (Gal. 5: 20), where the word is on its way to its later designation of a deviationist group within Christianity. By the end of the 1st cent. Ignatius of Antioch termed theological error a ‘heresy’ and, in the later Church, heresy, as deliberate adherence to ‘false’ doctrine, was condemned as sinful.

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