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Synonyms for anathematize

to invoke evil or injury upon

Synonyms for anathematize

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

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23) The doctors of the Catholic Church readily accepted the actual existence of nouements, wisely eschewing a full-scale campaign to eradicate such a deeply ingrained popular conviction while anathematizing the practitioners of the charm and seeking to establish a priestly monopoly over the combat against this sorcery.
He deserves to win because he's made the wicked old men of the Vatican angry enough to denounce him in terms that recall the church's anathematizing of actors in the Middle Ages.
Manama: March 24 -- (BNA): Bahrain is taking part at the Third General Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in the Egyptian Endowments Ministry on the theme (The hazards of anathematizing ideologies and misinformed fatwa on national interest and international relations.
Venice's diplomatic agents said there was some hope of bringing those Christians closer to Rome, while anathematizing their position on divorce might well lead them to break entirely from the Holy See.
This hardly amounted to anathematizing plural marriage.
The Orthodox, after all, base their sense of ecclesial tradition on the first seven councils, the last of which was devoted to anathematizing people who went around smashing icons.
Those who from the heretics come over to Orthodoxy and to the number of those who should be saved, we receive according to the following order and custom: Arians, Macedonians, Novatians, who call themselves Cathari, Aristeri, and Tesareskaidecatitae, Tetraditae, and Apollinarists, we receive on their presentation of certificates (libelli) and on their anathematizing every heresy which does not hold as the holy catholic and apostolic church of God; we first anoint them with the holy chrism on their foreheads, eyes, nostrils, mouth and ears; and as we seal them we say--The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit .
Kastan responds to opposition by preaching to his choir, more by demonizing critics and anathematizing criticism than by adducing evidence and advancing arguments in rebuttal.
That's an odd word to use, you might have thought, by one who begins by anathematizing any principle of correctness.
18-19 anathematizing `those who do not confess the Trinity of three [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] in accordance with the truth,' Apollinarius' other contemporary Trinitarian foe is revealed: Marcellus of Ancyra and his followers.
Anathematizing all and sundry was no way to replace an old religious appeal by a new one.
It went beyond the position of Canon 7 of Trent's decree, De sacramento ordinis, anathematizing those who hold that bishops have the power to confirm and ordain in common with priests.
is that politics is more about anathematizing than arguing.
I am arguing here that the total absence of any term for "heretic"--together with the usage of hairesis in the older sense of "choice" or school--or any practice of formal anathematizing in both the Hebrew and Greek Jewish literature before the late second century, in contexts where it might be expected, as well as the apparent development of these notions in the closely associated Christian circles of that time, constitutes a fairly strong indication that something significant was happening around this issue in the discourse of that time.
The Fuller invaded the See and devoted himself to anathematizings and troubles, during which murders and robberies took place because of the addition to the Trishagion.