heresiologist


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heresiologist

(ˌhɛrəsɪˈɒlədʒɪst)
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a person who studies the history of heresy
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Not only did Bergerson see palindromes as poetry; "poetry," he declares in his book, "is evocation." 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.
Here we have a dead rabbi; I would prefer a purely rabbinical explanation, not the imaginary mischances of an imaginary robber" (107) 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.
Here we have a dead rabbi; I would prefer a purely rabbinical explanation, not the imaginary mischances of an imaginary robber" (107) 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.
As has been pointed out, (6) it is a modern term that has been used in a variety of ways, and that often carries considerable baggage, baggage that can ultimately be traced back to the aggressive polemics of early Christian heresiologists. There is currently no universally accepted definition of the term, and it was not widely used in Antiquity in the sense in which we use it today.
"Gnostic Mysteries Of Sex" rReconstructs the lost world of Gnostic spiritual-erotic experience through examination of every surviving text written by heresiologists; investigates the sexual gnosis practices of the Barbelo Gnostics of the 2nd century and their connections to the Gnostic Aeon Sophia, the Wild Lady of Wisdom; and explains the vital significance of "the seed" as a sacrament in Gnostic practice.
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.8
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.