Is he to be anathematised
for rebelling against his father, Henry II, in alliance with Philip Augustus, destined to prove his bitterest and most unscrupulous opponent?
What my female students found particularly oppressive was the second part of the same canon: "If, after receiving ordination and spending some time in the ministry, she despises God's grace and gets married, such a person is to be anathematised
along with her spouse." They thought it a harsh punishment to anathematize a deacon should she marry, that is, that the church would consider her to have placed herself and her spouse outside of the Christian community simply ply by marrying.
As the various books of the various fundamentalisms, each claiming to be the one true book fantasise themselves as signed in fire or engraved in stone so they aspire to strike dead any rival book; petrifying the sinuous, protean, forward-gliding life of the letters on their pages, turning them into physical objects to be anathematised
; things of horror; not to be touched; not to be looked upon.
Not to mince words, however, Blair and his disciples deserve to be anathematised
, if only because of the Iraq war of 2003, and the clear duplicity surrounding the decision of the then British government to wage war at the time.
A year later the final break occurred when a papal delegate in Constantinople, the equally narrow-minded Cardinal Humbert of Silva Candida, acted with great arrogance and finally left on the altar of Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom) a document which anathematised
These metaphors are steeped in the folklore of eighteenth-century France; in the fairy-stories of Perrault and Grimm, compendia of tales passed orally across the centuries, it is these same animals that are anathematised
. Evil spirits were deemed to manifest themselves in bestial form and animals were put on trial in France as late as 1845.
How could he live in a `land of schismatics' at the expense of `an anathematised