Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 6 of 8 |

(765 words)

[German Version]

I. Concept – II. New Testament – III. Practical Theology

I. Concept

The term “apostasy” – like faith a specific of the Judeo-Christian tradition – is rarely used today, although it has greater significance in Catholic sacramental practice and communion (Excommunication). Apostasy indicates the departure from the teaching and life of the faith community; heresy refers to the rejection of binding doctrine without renouncing the faith entirely. Idolatry, historically the veneration o…

Cite this page
Schoberth, Ingrid, Mell, Ulrich and Wingate, Andrew, “Apostasy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲