Theology: Is Heresy Dead?

Heresy is the lifeblood of religions. There are no heresies in a dead religion.

—Andre Suares

By that standard, Roman Catholicism is surely alive and well. Unbothered by papal warnings against dissent and rebellion, Catholic theologians are today publicly questioning established dogma in a way that might have earned them excommunication in the 19th century and execution in the 16th. Several Dutch thinkers, for example, have tried to redefine the doctrine of transubstantiation in the Eucharist, which was made dogma at the Council of Trent; others have proposed radical new ideas on...

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