As nouns the difference between hypocrisy and heresy
is that hypocrisy
is the claim or pretense of having beliefs, standards, qualities, behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not actually have while heresy
is a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
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.
(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
A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
- 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.