Etymology of the Word "Heresy" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Etymology of the Word "Heresy"
Analysis of the word "Heresy."
# 122408 | 2,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (General) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper discusses and examines the etymology of the word Heresy, looking at history, origin, word-forms, morphology, and semantics of the term.The changing meaning of the word over time is also examined.

From the Paper:

"Heresy is an emotional word typically used in a religious context, used to make a value judgment on beliefs or practices that are not approved by the accepted or orthodox group. Current popular culture rarely uses this term seriously in its religious contex,t however, though it may sometimes be used in regard to more controversial topics such as the ordination of women or gays. It may also sometimes be used as a tongue-in-cheek term in other fields such as the sciences."

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