Examples of heretic in a Sentence
The church regards them as heretics.
Galileo was condemned as a heretic for supporting Copernicus's thesis that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa.
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Director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses largely on the trial of French heroine Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake in 1431 after being tried as a heretic.
The church condemned Abelard as a heretic, effectively silencing his campaign to change church attitudes about the Jews.
Sufi Muslims, viewed as heretics by the Sunni extremists, have also been targeted.
The Sunni militants consider the Shiites heretics and urge followers to kill them.
This was an age in Europe in which the Inquisition flourished, when heretics were tortured and burned, when Luther spoke of letting heads roll in the streets, and when one massacre wiped out 30,000 Protestants in France.
One senior American priest tells me that the Church is in its worst crisis since Arius, the third-century heretic who converted whole regions of bishops to his heresy.
The newbie Democratic candidates campaigning for the mid-terms are perhaps unusually ideological, the party having deterred pro-lifers and other heretics.
Back then, everyone associated with these ideas was regarded as a heretic.
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: someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs
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