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Another gem from González and González:

“… the one great difference between the heretics and those who eventually came to be known as “the church” was that the latter was willing, within limits, to accommodate a variety of views, while the heretics insisted on their own–whatever that was in each particular case–as the only correct one. It was for this reason that the nascent church began to refer to itself as “catholic”, [which] means “according to the whole” or “according to all”.” (p. 11)

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