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Heresy - History of Heresies
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Part of Heresy:

1. Concept

2. History of Heresies

1. Basic considerations. a) The history of heresies is to a large extent parallel to the history of dogma. Most of what has to be said about it is in substance said in the history of dogma. It can therefore be regarded as historical writing about the historical course, doctrinal content and historical effects of heresy, and this historical writing in turn has its own history. It can, however, mean the actual course of the heresies themselves. If the word is…

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Karl Rahner, “Heresy - History of Heresies”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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