Is Heresy Possible?

Timothy F. Lull

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 4/1/1988

Issue: The Lure of Heresy (Vol. 8, No 2, Spring, 1988)

Powerful forces in American thought only reinforce the notion of the obsolete nature of heresy. There is a general sense in American religion of skepticism about theological content anyway, and when this is combined with a current relativism that all opinions are of equal value, the notion of the church setting limits to what can be believed (or, more likely, publicly taught and proclaimed) would quickly be denounced by many church leaders as “oppressive.”

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