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Definition 1: a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for heresy in the sense of this definition

(heresy is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of heresy ) a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition

(... is a kind of heresy ) (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods

(... is a kind of heresy ) a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

(... is a kind of heresy ) the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

(... is a kind of heresy ) the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

(... is a kind of heresy ) the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

(... is a kind of heresy ) the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

(... is a kind of heresy ) a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature

(... is a kind of heresy ) the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

(... is a kind of heresy ) heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

(... is a kind of heresy ) a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring

Definition 2: any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for heresy in the sense of this definition

(heresy is a kind of ...) an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

(... is a kind of heresy ) the orientation of an iconoclast

(... is a kind of heresy ) a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs

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