Persecution of Christians by Christians occurs when one Christian denomination persecutes another Christian denomination, either nonviolently via religious censorship and coercion or violently via religious wars, sieges, massacres, rebellions, crusades, or acts of terrorism.

Nonviolent persecution

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Excommunication

The first ecumenical council of orthodox catholic Christianity decided upon the doctrine of the trinity, promulgated the Nicean Creed to enforce this doctrinal requirement, and excommunicated all sects who would not recite it. Although defined primarily against Arianism and anomean christology, those excommunicated included Ebionites, Nazarenes, and other Jewish-Christians.

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Censorship

Further information: Religious censorship § In Christianity

Coercion

Further information: Christianization and Forced conversion § Christianity

Violent persecution

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Main article: Sectarian violence among Christians

Crusades

Main article: Crusades

Hussite victory over the Crusaders in the Battle of Domažlice, c. 1500, Jena Codex fol. 56r
Hussite victory over the Crusaders in the Battle of Domažlice, c. 1500, Jena Codex fol. 56r

Massacres

Rebellions

Sieges

Terrorism

Main article: Christian terrorism

Wars

Further information: Religious war § Christianity

See also

References

  1. ^ Tyerman 2006b, p. 326.
  2. ^ Tyerman 2006b, p. 327.