Essays Tagged: "heresy"

The double edged sword of heresy

It takes two to create a heresy: the heretic to practice his dissident beliefs, and the Church to condemn his views and defin ... e tension between dissent and order was the motor which drove the development of Christian thought. Heresy forced the Church to progressively define its doctrines and to anathematize opposing theologi ... al standing of the Church, and that heterodoxy grew in strength as the Church became less tolerant. Heresy in the early Middle Ages was very different from heresy beyond the eleventh century. The chan ...

(11 pages) 132 0 4.8 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Death Penalty

be riots. Also in England the church was allowed to burn people alive at the stake for the crime of heresy. Under Queen Mary Tutor (the infamous 'Bloody Mary') thousands were executed just for not ret ...

(4 pages) 202 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Case Of The Spaniard Quietist Miguel de Molinos

ietist Miguel de Molinos during the XVII century. Molinos was accused by the Church with charges of heresy as well as of immoral misconduct. His main work La Guía Espiritual ('The spiritual Gui ... on which he received of us'. There is not only immorality that is to be forbidden in the Church but heresy as well: 'A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that ...

(7 pages) 32 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Arianism. A heresy which arose in the fourth century, and denied the Divinity of Jesus Christ.

ArianismA heresy which arose in the fourth century, and denied the Divinity of Jesus Christ.DOCTRINEFirst amon ... e, yet summing upthe doctrine of St. John, St. Paul, and Christ Himself, 'I and the Father are one'.Heresy, as St. Ambrose remarks, had furnished from its own scabbard a weapon tocut off its head. The ... ion to the Nicene term, but would not sign the condemnation of Arius. Bythe emperor, who considered heresy as rebellion, the alternative proposed wassubscription or banishment; and, on political groun ...

(15 pages) 148 0 4.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Clash of Titans

defy religious beliefs. These findings of science are met with incredulity and most are considered heresy. From the middle ages and to around the 18th century, religious ideology was the most accepte ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Criticism of "The Indifferent" John Donne

e of eternal faithfulness, putting in its place the anti-morality which argues that constancy is a 'heresy' and that 'Love's sweetest part' is 'variety'' (Cruttwell 153). The first two stanzas of the ...

(5 pages) 99 1 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The power of conformity in the novel "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis

at we have him under view, does he venture upon an idea that is remotely original-and that time the heresy almost ruins him.'(Bloom)At first the reader sees Babbitt as a person more than happy to conf ...

(7 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Jonathan Swift: Misguided and Incorrect Criticisms

e than one critic to level negative accusations against him. His beliefs have led to allegations of heresy, an anti-government attitude and a devotion to freeing man's right to passion. His most famou ... ded and incorrect in their attacks on his beliefs and writings.Jonathan Swift is falsely accused of heresy for attacking human life. Swift infuriates some critics for criticizing something that they f ...

(9 pages) 151 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe - How it came about, progressed, and ended.

Witch-Hunt in Early Modern EuropeDuring the 13th century, the increasing association of ideas about heresy with ideas about sorcery lead to the development of the concept of witchcraft being devil wor ... 7). Hence, during "the 15th century, witchcraft as diabolical sorcery had been fully assimilated to heresy... and witches had become the collaborative servants of Satan" (Kors and Peters 152)Witch-hun ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Was Origen's understanding of the Trinity heretical? Explain.

dination of the three persons of the Trinity it might be said that Origen is displaying elements of heresy.As is previously stated Origen is at pains to maintain the transcendent and incorporeal natur ...

(5 pages) 52 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Faith and It's Virtues.

ation in giving out blind belief, is the result of certain detractors of faith, namingly disbelief, heresy, apostasy and blasphemy. These four elements, when present in a person's life, take away from ... is simply the rejection of faith by a person who clearly has realized the obligation to God's word. Heresy is the deliberate and obstinate denial of God's truth by a person who is baptized, and once a ...

(4 pages) 102 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Cruel and Evil Punishment

unishment was the solution to every criminal or social offense ranging from stealing to adultery to heresy. All these areas of medieval punishment had there own means of justice, however the most inte ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice: Was Shylock a Victim or a Villain?

tent, and throughout history, the Jewish religion has suffered most from it. They were convicted of heresy, and often killed because of their beliefs. Such is the kind of racial discrimination toward ...

(3 pages) 52 1 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How did Qin Shi Huangdi unify China? To what extent was his rule a brutal tyranny?

reat leader. He used violence to take control of china, killed scholars and burnt books to wipe out heresy and brutality was the basis of his greatest achievements. Today, Qin Shi Huang is still well ... to stop open criticism of his government and avoid trouble in the future. He attempted to wipe out heresy by burning almost all classic works, excluding books on medicine, divination and agriculture. ...

(4 pages) 59 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


t system of ideas, the revolutionary theories of a people-based origin of power could not be, but a heresy and a sin against the divine laws. In this sense, we can see the revolution of 1830 as the fi ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Francis of Assisi

a bishop's cloak. It was very unusual for laymen to preach outside the church and to do so without heresy. Francis of Assisi was the exception, because he held the priests, bishops and popes in high ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the Situational leadership theory as developed by Heresy and Blanchard, by stressing on the four specific leadership styles and follower readiness.

Paul heresy and ken Blanchard have developed a leadership theory that has gained a strong following among ...

(4 pages) 568 1 4.1 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

Terrorism: What is it?

ish Inquisition used arbitrary arrest, torture, and execution to punish what it viewed as religious heresy. After the American Civil War (1861-65) defiant Southerners formed a terrorist organization c ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Vocab for ap us history class, about the puritans and great migration

nged the principles of Massachusett's religious and political system. Her ideas became known as the heresy of Antinomianism, a belief that Christians are not bound by moral law. She was latter expelle ...

(6 pages) 56 1 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The One and True Religion

t be known that those who understand these words shall not taste death.Whether this is Hollywood or heresy is not important, because the final credit that explains this is real. Those words speak more ...

(3 pages) 48 2 4.6 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity