Heresy vs. Orthodoxy

Heresy vs. Orthodoxy - III. 16 th and 17 th Century...

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Evolution of Heresy vs. Orthodoxy I. Early Examples *Waldensians vs. Roman Catholic Church in 1200's -were viciously persecuted by the Catholic Church because they refused to follow established rules, most specifically they viewed the Bible as the final word on any godly matters and preached their own interpretation of it II. 1500's – Council of Trent vs. Various forms of Protestant Reformation *Notable instance of this would be Martin Luther vs. the Council; Luther believed that Catholic practices were corrupt and naturally this went against the established orthodoxy of the time *Also worth noting is the role of Galileo; because he made the claim that the Earth revolved around the Sun rather than the Sun revolving around the Earth, the Catholic Church made him refute his claims because they weren't accepted
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Unformatted text preview: III. 16 th and 17 th Century *Anabaptists; rejected traditional practices such as wearing of wedding rings, taking oaths, and participating in civil government *Led to a clash with both Protestants and Catholics alike *Also endorsed believer baptism; rather than baptizing children, a person couldn't be baptized until they acknowledged Jesus Christ as their savior IV. 20 th Century *Most prominent forms of heresy vs. orthodoxy are seen in the many New Religious Movements (NRMs); some of the biggest of these are mormonism, scientology, and Christian Scientists *Each of these takes a different approach to the theory of Christianity; for example, the mormons believe that in addition to the Bible, the Book of Mormon is also necessary in one's search for salvation...
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