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Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President

Nearly two centuries after his death, Thomas Jefferson continues to be the subject of competing claims about his public policy and his private beliefs. In Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President, two religious conservatives examines key ...

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The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

This is a study of the Wycliffite heresy, otherwise known as Lollardy, which flourished in England in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Kantik Ghosh examines major texts by John Wyclif, William Woodford, Nicolas Love, Thomas Netter, as well ...

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The Earliest Christian Heretics

The Earliest Christian Heretics

Orthodox writers–Justin, Ireneaus, Hippolytus, Eusebius, Epiphanius, and others–wrote about the persons and movements they considered heretical. In this book, the editors have gleaned excerpts from these and other writers concerning heretical figures and movements of the first two centuries, including ...

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Perfect Heresy

Perfect Heresy

Eight hundred years ago, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians from all walks of society, high and low, flourished in what is now the Languedoc in Southern France. Their subversive beliefs brought down on them the wrath of Popes ...

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Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions

Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith ...

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Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (European Culture and Society)

Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (European Culture and Society)

Bringing together the fields of Reformation and witchcraft studies, Gary K. Waite reveals how the early-modern period's religious conflicts led to widespread confusion and uncertainty, against which alleged diabolical conspiracies served to reaffirm orthodoxy. As with the vicious persecution of ...

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Dangerous Speech: A Social History of Blasphemy in Colonial Mexico

Dangerous Speech: A Social History of Blasphemy in Colonial Mexico

Dangerous Speech is the first systematic treatment of blasphemous speech in colonial Mexico. This engaging social history examines the representation of blasphemy as a sin and a crime, and its repression by the Spanish Inquisition. The Spanish colonists viewed blasphemy ...

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The War on Heresy

The War on Heresy

Some of the most portentous events in medieval history—the Cathar crusade, the persecution and mass burnings of heretics, the papal inquisition—fall between 1000 and 1250, when the Catholic Church confronted the threat of heresy with force. Moore’s narrative focuses on ...

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Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church: A History

Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church: A History

In the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, instances of heretical movements have repeatedly challenged the central doctrinal authority of the pope. This critical book explains the construction and beliefs of the organized movements, both large and small, and ...

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The Future of Blasphemy: Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights

The Future of Blasphemy: Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights

In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offense of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy of religious hatred." The ...

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Censure and Heresy at the University of Paris, 1200-1400 (The Middle Ages Series)

Censure and Heresy at the University of Paris, 1200-1400 (The Middle Ages Series)

For the scholastic philosopher William Ockham (c. 1285-1347), there are three kinds of heresy. The first, and most unmistakable, is an outright denial of the truths of faith. Another is so obvious that a very simple person, even if illiterate, ...

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A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition (Critical Issues in World and International History)

A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition (Critical Issues in World and International History)

In this concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages, Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane explores the increasingly bitter encounters between piety, reform, dissent, and the institutional Church between 1100 and 1500. Although the loaded terms of 'heresy' ...

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Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 – Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 – Jefferson Founded a Secular University

In his book The Jefferson Lies, Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton professes to correct what he claims are seven lies about Thomas Jefferson, in chapters titled: Lie #1: Thomas Jefferson Fathered Sally Hemings’ Children Lie #2: Thomas Jefferson Founded a ...

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