Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 7,011 items for :

  • All: "apostasy" x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All

1. Originally, ‘apostasy’ (Gk. apostasía, ‘defection’) was a political concept for a rebellion against the established order. In Hellenistic Jewish literature, it was charged with religious connotations, and since then has denoted a defection from the faith. Thus, an apostate is someone who

In: The Brill Dictionary of Religion Online