A theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority, heresy is distinct from schism (where the schismatic severs himself from orthodoxy), in so far as a heretic may remain within the Church. Although condemnation of heretics is not now considered as a natural corollary to religious conviction in the Protestant religion, the Roman Catholic Church maintains a distinction between those who willfully and persistently adhere to doctrinal error and those who adhere to it because of their upbringing. The former inquisition has been democratized into the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Theology Religious observance
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST