The Concept of Heresy and the Debates on Descartes’s Philosophy

  title={The Concept of Heresy and the Debates on Descartes’s Philosophy},
  author={A. A. Goudriaan},
  journal={Church History and Religious Culture},
  • A. Goudriaan
  • Published 1 September 2020
  • Philosophy
  • Church History and Religious Culture
This article explores connotations of ‘heresy’ in theological traditions before and during Descartes’s life. Lutheran and Reformed Protestants, themselves considered heretics by the Church of Rome, adopted the patristic heresiology while designating sixteenth-century antitrinitarian and Anabaptist teachings as heresies. Francisco Suárez and Gisbertus Voetius knew the late medieval conceptuality (e.g., Council of Konstanz, 1418). Voetius possibly thought of Descartes when describing certain… 


Fax veritatis (see above, n. 44), praefatio
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      De modis cognoscendi Deum, pars secunda
      • Selectae disputationes theologicae
      De ratione humana in rebus fidei
        Toet-steen der waarheid en der dwalingen, ofte klaare en beknopte verhandelinge van de Cocceaansche en Cartesiaansche verschillen
          De errore et haeresi, pars quinta