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A Brief History of Heresy

G. R. Evans

Paperback 2003-01-09

This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. 216 pages, from Blackwell.

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This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects.??The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs, through to sects with bizarre practices. This book provides a remarkable insight into the fraught history of heresy, showing how the Church came to insist on orthodoxy when threatened by alternative ideals, exploring the social and political conditions under which heretics were created, and how those involved were 'tested' and punished, often by imprisonment and burning. Engaging written, "A Brief History of Heresy "is enlivened throughout with fascinating examples of individuals and movements. ?A short, accessible history of heresy. ?Spans the last two millennia, from the Gnostics through to modern sects. ?Considers heres

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This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. 216 pages, from Blackwell.

Publisher Description

This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects.??The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs, through to sects with bizarre practices. This book provides a remarkable insight into the fraught history of heresy, showing how the Church came to insist on orthodoxy when threatened by alternative ideals, exploring the social and political conditions under which heretics were created, and how those involved were 'tested' and punished, often by imprisonment and burning. Engaging written, "A Brief History of Heresy "is enlivened throughout with fascinating examples of individuals and movements. ?A short, accessible history of heresy. ?Spans the last two millennia, from the Gnostics through to modern sects. ?Considers heres

Koorong Code190496
ISBN0631235264
EAN9780631235262
Pages216
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryChurch History
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
Publication DateJan 2003
Dimensions17 x 119 x 172mm
Weight0.19kg