The heresiarch did not pretend to have written it himself, nor did he ascribe it to any other person.
A tall paper cap, painted over with flames and devils, and inscribed "heresiarch," is placed upon his head.
The Church disdained his aid and condemned his errors, and he became a heresiarch.
Three out of the four patriarchs were in favour of the heresiarch, the fourth being on his trial.
He was however induced to return to Italy, and arrested as an heresiarch and apostate at Venice, Sept. 1592.
A heresiarch is the author of a heresy or the leader of a heretical party, and is thus at once a heretic and a schismatic.
But, as in the case of Felix, the heresiarch was more than a match for his opponents in argument.
The heresiarch was at hand—every day, every hour brought him nearer Worms.
But, as we have seen, the heresiarch and his followers denied that 'the Word' is also 'the Son' of God.
The better to conceal St. John's purpose, the heresiarch falsified the inspired text.