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A Brief History of Heresy

Paperback|Jan 2003
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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,...


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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.

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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 190496
  • Product Code 0631235264
  • EAN 9780631235262
  • Pages 216
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Jan 2003
  • Sales Rank 19730
  • Dimensions 189 x 135 x 16mm
  • Weight 0.240kg

G R Evans

GR Evans is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History in the University of Cambridge. She has an international reputation in the fields of medieval intellectual history and modern ecumenical theology, and has published extensively in these fields. Her books include Wyclif: Myth and Reality (Lion), The History of Christian Europe (Lion), The Good, the Bad and the Moral (Lion), Anselm and Talking about God (Oxford), Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates (Cambridge University Press), and The Anselm Concordance (Kraus, 4 vols.).

  • List Of Illustrations. Preface.1. The Importance Of Being United.2. The Boundaries Of Orthodoxy: Faith.3. The Boundaries Of Orthodoxy: Order.4. Classifying Heresies.5. Heresy And Social Challenge.6. Good And Evil.7. Dealing With Heresy.conclusion. Notes. Further Reading. Index.

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