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1. At Christianity's beginning, a young man was considered a heretic and stoned. He was later recognized as the first Christian martyr and 'crowned' with that title. Who was this man?
2. Initially an avowed enemy of the sect known as the Way, following conversion this saint was considered a heretic and reprobate by his former associates, and viewed with distrust by the new followers. Yet he has become beloved by millions as the greatest Apostle to the Gentile world. Who is this saint?
3. Although not named a saint, he was considered a heretic and was ex-communicated for his Theses meant to reform not destroy the unity of the church. Who is this priest that married a nun?
4. A female this time: Viewed as an heretic by the government in control and as a martyr and Saint by her countrymen, this wisp of a girl was further immortalized by G.B. Shaw in a play. Along with St Dennis, she is considered the patron saint of France. Who is she?
5. The warfare between Catholics and Protestants was brutal and without mercy, each side claiming God as their captain. These wars ranged throughout Europe for more than a hundred years. The list of atrocities is almost endless. The greatest number of these are accumulated in which book?
6. Sometimes, heresy is all in how one views the individual. An example is the issue of slavery. This individual was denounced as a rebel, terrorist and madman by his detractors and simultaneously hailed as a martyr by his fellow abolitionists. He was who?
7. Those that follow my teachings consider me the founding father of our denomination. I was born in Vermont, I received a heavenly gift while in New York state. I led my followers to Cortland, Ohio and from there to Illinois, persecuted every step of the way. Others declared me a heretic and caused my death in Carthage near Nauvoo, Illinois. So I guess I fit two of these classes. What is my name?
8. A modern day saint by most standards, this frail little woman has given Christians everywhere an exemplar of sacrifice for others. Such faith in action in the 20th century brings the New Testament Church's spirit of care one for the other into stark relief against the age of materialism. Caring for the sick, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless all without thought of earthly reward. Who is this woman?
9. Well intended, I set out to establish a community for those that society had turned their backs on, during the early 1960's. However, as power corrupts, absolute power led me to have my followers drink a poisoned drink mix in a mass 'suicide'. What was my name?
10. My actions earned me the derisive title of "the Wacko from Waco". It's humorous until you realize how many children died in my funeral pyre. What was my name?
Source: Author DavidUrquart
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