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Acts of the Apostles

Early Christian Heresies

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 10
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Theophyle
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July 10, 2010
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The word heresy comes from haeresis, a Latin transliteration of the Greek word meaning choosing, choice, course of action, or in an extended sense school of thought.  Irenaeus (b. between the years 115 – 125 according to some, or 130 – 142,  d. 202) defined heresy as deviation from the standard of sound doctrine.

The Intertestamental Period – Glossary of Terms

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Glossary
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Theophyle
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The period 200 BC to 200 CE was a time of history-making changes in Jewish culture and religious and political philosophy. It also harbors the beginnings of the development of Christian philosophy, culture and beliefs. For these reasons events of that period still exerts considerable influence on large segments of Western philosophy and culture today. That is what makes it such an interesting period to study.