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  • It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
  • Before the separation of Church and State, an accusation of heresy could be treated as treason.
  • O, I have read it; it is heresy.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Twelfth Night; or What You Will
  • It is heresy to say that in this house, Lady Markby.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  An Ideal Husband

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  • There were frequent "minor" crusades throughout this period, not only in Palestine but also in the Iberian Peninsula and central Europe, against not only Muslims, but also Christian heretics and personal enemies of the Papacy or other powerful monarchs.
    Crusade - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusade(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • "Howard was a Methodist to begin with," said Miss Cornelia, as if she thought he had not far to go from that to heresy.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne’s House of Dreams
  • But the measures by which it was intended to purge the land of heresy, though more than sufficiently vigorous, were entirely unsuccessful.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales
  • The Japanese Nichiren sect of Buddhism, which believes that other forms of Buddhism are heretical, is also sometimes labeled fundamentalist.
    Fundamentalism - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalism(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Both the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches formally believe themselves to be the continuation of the true church and the other fallen into heresy, although over the last several decades there has been some reconciliation.
    Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • You can’t deny he invited every heretic he could lay hands on to preach in the Abbey.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • So the church tried Galileo as a heretic,
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In the old days he had hidden a heretical mind beneath an appearance of conformity.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As with any dogma, however, there are bound to be heretics.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • But this is heresy, and I must not say it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I had listened to Florence’s heresy, but the God of the church had not hurled his thunder at me.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Don’t think on these things. Keep an orderly mind. This stuff is like heresy.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • But at this moment, heresy though it was, she could not help thinking the Yankees were right on this one matter, even if wrong in all others.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "But this is heresy," exclaimed the Queen,
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • They tried to disinherit him on the grounds of his heresy.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • ...Emma’s religion, he thought, might, from its fervour, end by touching on heresy,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Passionate faith I am suspicious of because it hangs witches and burns heretics,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • it was heresy to entrust mere midwives with medical responsibilities.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Brilliant minds were imprisoned and tortured for heresy 
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Cudn Hope laughed, but Papa looked like he’d just heard heresy incarnate.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • A man named Latimer said that to a man named Nicholas Ridley, as they were being burnt alive at Oxford, for heresy, on October 16, 1555.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • "But, Father Simon", said my partner, "what satisfaction can you have in our company, whom you esteem as heretics, and consequently objects not worthy your regard?"
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • ...this insignificant fellow with the unsavoury reputation and the heretical opinions.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • You heard some heresy from your aunt; well, here’s a bit more, from your uncle.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • It had been a gruesome experience, but it served him right, he thought, for committing the heresy of going to a strange store.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • and burn all these accursed books—for he has a great number—that richly deserve to be burned like heretics.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • My dear, how could you take it into your head to dissect a heretic?
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • she had learned that her hair was utsukushii and that to cut it would be a form of heresy.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • he thought, because nothing is forever, although the child he had been would have scoffed at such heresy
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • They savour of the heretical views of the Anabaptists,
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The book being done fell under the eyes of some judges and was suddenly pronounced heretical.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • not a week passed which had not its counterfeiter to boil, or its witch to hang, or its heretic to burn,
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A horde of heresies
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable passions we have produced in the human heart—an endless source of heresies in religion, folly in counsel, infidelity in marriage, and inconstancy in friendship.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • This fellow has heresy in his essay.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • That is really heretical!
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • tomorrow I shall condemn Thee and burn Thee at the stake as the worst of heretics.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • It is an heretic that makes the fire,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • There, then, with uplifted forefinger, he first put me on my guard against a considerable number of heresies,
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • I think this fear of insanity is comparable to the fear people once had of falling off the edge of the world. Or the fear of heretics.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • For this reason the bourgeois today burns as heretics and hangs as criminals those to whom he erects monuments tomorrow.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Usually she kept these heretical opinions to herself;
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • I know he is, they know he is, A most arch heretic
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • She laughed at herself when she saw that she had expected to be at once a heretic and a returned hero
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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