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ERIC Number: EJ281922
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-May
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The Politics of Heresy.
Kurtz, Lester R.
American Journal of Sociology, v88 n6 p1085-115 May 1983
Characteristics of heresy are outlined. The heresy hunt, in which heresy is labeled and heretics are suppressed, serves as an anxiety-relieving ritual for institutional elites and facilitates their dominance within the institution. A case study of heresy, the "modernist controversy" in Roman Catholicism, is examined. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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