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 (hə-rē′zē-ärk′, hĕr′ĭ-sē-)
One who originates or is the chief proponent of a heresy or heretical movement.

[Late Latin haeresiarcha, from Late Greek hairesiarkhēs : Greek hairesis, sect; see heresy + Greek -arkhēs, -arch.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) the leader or originator of a heretical movement or sect
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(həˈri ziˌɑrk, ˈhɛr ə si-)

a leader in heresy; the leader of a heretical sect.
[1615–25; < Late Latin haeresiarcha < Greek hairesiarchḗs=haíresi(s) heresy + -archēs -arch]
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1. the originator of a heresy.
2. the leader of a group of heretics.
See also: Heresy
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[heˈriːzɪɑːk] Nheresiarca mf
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There is a proposition almost like it in the AUGUSTINUS of the heresiarch Jansenius, whose book will sooner or later be burned by the hands of the executioner.
13) were brought to an end in the sixteenth century and 'where the monks of old have taught, now heresiarchs lies' (l.
One of the prominent heresiarchs of the period wrote that some people accused of heresy were really mighty saints and it was better not to call someone a heretic.
En este sentido apunta Aizenberg: "fust as Hitler's heresiarchs were publicly and privately allowed to speak and write their mind, while the world heard, read, and tried to fathom what made them tick ...
It would seem then that Boccaccio regards the souls of limbo in almost in the same way as he did the heresiarchs in their attachment to earthly cares.
In particular, we would like to denounce those heresiarchs in the media and Outside World who occasionally suggest that some of the things we most want to promote, for instance Innovation(tm), are in some ineffable way linked to the aforementioned Independent Thought and its attendant carcinogens.
Dogmatista was a term that inquisitors applied to prisoners whom they considered heresiarchs, who engaged in religious disputation with their judges and, in the right circumstances, left behind long and rich trial records that might be used by modern-day scholars to unravel the processes that led certain individuals to choose the stake.
He, too, loves the exotica of theological learning, adventures widely in the wild zone of philosophy and finds particularly rich food for his own mentally exuberant "speculations" in the writings of the Gnostics and heresiarchs. And, true to his aphorism that every important writer creates his own precursors, Borges is ever ready to reinvent Gnostic teaching in the image of his own fantasies.
Raoul Vaneigem, the "Situationist" philosopher best known for his involvement in the 1968 student uprisings in Paris, argues in The Movement of the Free Spirit that the Free Spirit movement was driven by a version of this yearning, something more sociological than theological: "The attitude that plunged Christianity into the most complete disarray came from the most ordinary of resolutions, and from the most popular and shortest of credos: 'Enjoy life and laugh at everything else.' In the eyes of the Church there was no more urgent task than to silence anyone who encouraged the idea that such freedom could be pursued without fear or blame, or without any constraint whatever; hence it smothered and destroyed them or clothed them in the tawdry religious garb of heresiarchs." (103)
Among the central concerns was the possibility that vernacular translations of the Bible or books by "heresiarchs" like Calvin, Melanchthon, or John Knox would reach Mexico, infiltrate Catholic homes and minds, and result in an ecclesiological disaster in which the unsuspecting faithful succumbed to the duplicitous charms of salvation by faith and the unapproved theological-linguistic renderings of the Gospels and Pauline letters.
While such heresiarchs would allow Christians to have one or the other either God is good but not in control or is absolutely powerful with just a hint of puckishness about him--they were unable to see how the early Church could maintain the goodness of God and of creation while at the same time give a rational account of human depravity.
For example, the mystery of "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" begins with Bioy Casares' character offering an inaccurate quotation from one of Uqbar's heresiarchs to the narrator: