Heresy vs Paganism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between heresy and paganism

is that heresy is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma while paganism is indigenous and polytheistic religions.

heresy

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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

    paganism

    Noun

  • Indigenous and polytheistic religions.
  • Most people in that region practise their own form of paganism .
  • A class of religions often associated with nature rituals.
  • While paganism is a broad term, most forms pay close attention to the lunar and solar cycles.

    See also

    * Christianity * heathen * heathendom * heathenism * gentile