Hypocrisy vs Heresy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hypocrisy and heresy

is that hypocrisy is the claim or pretense of having]] beliefs, standards, qualities, [[behaviour|behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc which one does not actually have while heresy is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma.

hypocrisy

English

Noun

(hypocrisies)
  • The claim or pretense of having]] beliefs, standards, qualities, [[behaviour, behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not actually have.
  • The practice of engaging in the same behaviour or activity for which one criticises another; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
  • An instance of either or both of the above.
  • Derived terms

    * hypocritical * hypocritically * hypocrite

    heresy

    English

    (wikipedia heresy)

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (heresies)
  • (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
  • * 1968 , History of Western Civilization, edited by Heyes, Baldwin & Cole, p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67–13596
  • Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents.
  • A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
  • See also

    * schism * Arianism * monophysism * Nestorianism * Pelagianism

    References