Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, in particular the accepted beliefs of a church or religious organization. The term is usually used in reference to violations of important religious teachings, but is also used of views strongly opposed to any generally accepted ideas. A heretic is a proponent of heresy.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe.
Chronology: Middle Ages
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Article
Source: World History Encyclopedia
Language: English, Spanish, French and Italian
Date: 7th-15th century
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
Abstract: Article on six heresies of the Midlle Ages (Paulicians, Bogomils, Cathars, Waldensians, Lollards, Hussites)