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Heretic
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heretic
HereticThe term is used by the AV and NEB in Tit. 3:10 for Gk. hairetikós. The RSV, with “factious,” is probably closer to the intent of the passage. The Greek term refers to an agitator who creates divisions and parties. See Factions; Heresy.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HERETIC; HERETICAL
HERETIC; HERETICAL<her’-e-tik>, <her’-e-tik>, <he-ret’-i-kal> ([αἱρετικόσς, hairetikos): Used in Tit 3:10, must be interpreted according to the sense in which Paul employs the word “heresy” (1 Cor 11:19; Gal 5:20) for “parties” or “factions.” According to this, the Scriptural meaning of
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Heretic
Heretic means “one who chooses,” and heresy means simply “a choice.” A heretic is one who chooses his own creed, and does not adopt the creed authorised by the national church. (Greek, hairēsis, choice.)Heretics of the First Century were the Simo′nians (so called from Simon Magus), Cerin′thians (Cerinthus),
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Heretic, Heretical
HERETIC, herʹe-tik, herʹ-ē̇tik, HERETICAL, hē̇-retʹi-kal (αἱρετικός, hairetikos): Used in Tit 3:10, must be interpreted according to the sense in which Paul employs the word “heresy” (1 Cor 11:19; Gal 5:20) for “parties” or “factions.” According to this, the Scriptural meaning of the word is no more
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Heresy
HERESY—HERETIC. From the Greek αἵρεσις, which may derive from the middle αἱρέομαι (“to take”) and αἱρέω (“to choose”). In Hellenistic Greek “heresy” indicated the object of intellectual choice and of lifestyle—i.e., a doctrine or a school, as it was for the philosophical schools which, in Philo,
Paternians
PATERNIANS. This was the name of the members of a heretical sect in antiquity who maintained that the lower parts of the body, i.e., from the loins to the feet, were the work of the devil, while the upper parts were the work of God. It was their view that one should only be vigilant over the *soul’s
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