The cosmic Christ is a view of Christology which emphasizes the extent of Jesus Christ's concern for the cosmos. The biblical bases for a cosmic Christology is often found in Colossians, Ephesians, and the prologue to the gospel of John.
Heresy is any belief or theory strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, particularly the accepted beliefs or religious law of a religious organization. A heretic is a proponent of heresy.
Heresy in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam has sometimes been met with censure ranging from ex-communication to the death penalty.
Heresy is distinct from apostasy, which is the explicit renunciation of one's religion, principles or cause and blasphemy, which is an impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. Heresiology is the study of heresy.
In the Catholic Church, obstinate and willful manifest heresy is considered to spiritually cut one off from the Church, even before ex-communication is incurred. The Codex Justinianus (1:5:12) defines "everyone who is not devoted to the Catholic Church and our Orthodox holy Faith" as a heretic. The Church had always dealt harshly with strands of Christianity that it considered heretical. Still before the 11th century, these tended to centre on individual preachers or small localized sects, like Arianism, Pelagianism, Donatism, Marcionism and Montanism. The diffusion of the almost Manichaean sect of Paulicians westwards gave birth to the famous 11th- and 12th-century heresies of Western Europe. The first one was that of Bogomils in modern-day Bulgaria, a sort of sanctuary between Eastern and Western Christianity. By the 11th century, more organised groups such as the Patarini, the Dulcinians, the Waldensians and the Cathars were beginning to appear in the towns and cities of northern Italy, southern France and Flanders. (REM: Bogomils & Cathars same faith, as well the Parfaits (Perfects))
In France the Cathars grew to represent a popular mass movement and the belief was spreading to other areas. The Cathar Crusade was initiated by the Catholic Church to eliminate the Cathar heresy in Languedoc. Heresy was a major justification for the Inquisition (Inquisitio Haereticae Pravitatis, Inquiry on Heretical Perversity) and for the European wars of religion associated with the Protestant Reformation.
Galileo Galilei was brought before the Inquisition for heresy, but abjured his views and was sentenced to house arrest, under which he spent the rest of his life. Galileo was found "vehemently suspect of heresy", namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, and that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to "abjure, curse and detest" those opinions.
Pope Gregory 1 stigmatized Judaism and the Jewish people in many writings. He described Jews as enemies of Christ: "The more the Holy Spirit fills the world, the more perverse hatred dominates the souls of the Jews." He labelled all heresy as "Jewish", claiming that Judaism would "pollute [Catholics and] deceive them with sacrilegious seduction." The identification of Jews and heretics in particular occurred several times in Roman-Christian law.
Taylor Reed Marshall (born March 29, 1978) is an American Catholic YouTube commentator, former Episcopal Church priest, and former academic, now known for his advocating of traditionalist Catholicism. He is the author of multiple books, including the 2019 bestselling book Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within.
Dr. Taylor Marshall accuses Pierre Teilhard de Chardin of being the greatest heretic of the 20th century.
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Fr. John Muir of Saint Rose Anthem Az.
Fr. Donald Goergen
Fr. James T. Salmon
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St. Peter Lutheran Church & School
Unity San Francisco
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The cosmic Christ has also been of particular interest among Asian Christians
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