heresiologist


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heresiologist

(ˌhɛrəsɪˈɒlədʒɪst)
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a person who studies the history of heresy
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Perhaps this explains why one may haply see a senile heresiologist, urceolate Nita, veer as a swallow amid celestial lives, mellific Ida, eleemosynary tramps and all of their etymological ilk in these palindroverses.
all have a latent aesthetiazed content, as does Lonnrot's meeting with Scharlach, Scharlach's machinations "labyrinth"--"I have woven it and it is firm; the ingredients are a dead heresiologist, a compass, an eighteenth-century sect, a Greek word, a dagger, the diamonds of a paint shop"--which Lonnrot finds an inappropriate combination since ultimately they fail to cohere; "In your labyrinth there are three lines too many"--appear as an apt image as the system of Law as Chance, as ever mobile polyvocal desire.
This presentation of Eusebius's lot gathers support from the renowned heresiologist of Salamis, Epiphanius.
all have a latent aesthetiazed content, as does Lonnrot's meeting with Scharlach, Scharlach's machinations "labyrinth" -- "I have woven it and it is firm; the ingredients are a dead heresiologist, a compass, an eighteenth-century sect, a Greek word, a dagger, the diamonds of a paint shop" -- which Lonnrot finds an inappropriate combination since ultimately they fail to cohere; "In your labyrinth there are three lines too many" -- appear as an apt image as the system of Law as Chance, as ever mobile polyvocal desire.
Examining every surviving text written by heresiologists, accounts often ignored in favor of the famous Nag Hammadi Library, Tobias Churton reveals the most secret inner teaching passed down by initiated societies: the tradition of sexual gnosis--higher union with God through the sacrament of sex.
The excursus sets up the discussion of the ancient church and the theological debates between the Apostolic Fathers, the Apologists, the Heresiologists such as Irenaeus of Lyon, and the doctrinal controversies in the Arian Crisis, the Council of Nicaea, Alexandria versus the Syrian Church, and the Eastern versus the Western Church.
Schwenckfeld's polemic against Ebionism was obviously taken at face value by poorly informed contemporaries, as a result of which Luther and the heresiologists of the sixteenth century accused the Sabbatarians of deviations from christological orthodoxy.
Although noted in the work of heresiologists such as Irenaeus of Lyons, the actual thoughts and practices of these circles have been difficult to discern so long as we have viewed them through the lenses of their opponents.
Although they recognized the Bible, these Spiritual Christians--later labeled "spirit-wrestlers" (dukhobortsy or Dukhobors) by heresiologists after the (completely unrelated) fourth-century heresy of the pneumatomakhoi--believed that their own oral tradition and contemporary divine inspiration took precedence over the scriptures.
The book begins by focusing on the nearly simultaneous creation of the categories of orthodoxy and heresy by second-century Christian heresiologists, specifically Justin Martyr, and the rabbis of the Mishnah.
Finally, she surveyed the connection between Tatian and Syriac Christianity, acknowledging Tatian's clear relationship with (and probable influence on) the development of Syriac Christianity while simultaneously asserting that accusations of the Encratist heresy stemmed more from Western heresiologists misunderstanding of Eastern ascetic practices than actual heretical teachings of Tatian.
293-336: largely in terms of the heresiologists but with valuable excursuses on the history of the Christian community in Alexandria, and on Platonism in Alexandria and Rome in the time of Valentinus) and his doxography (pp.