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Definition of the noun albigensianism

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noun - plural: Albigensianisms

  1. a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of Albigensianism: Catharism
    • more generic terms: heresy / unorthodoxy = a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion; Christian religion / Christianity = a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

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Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia

Albigensianism • Of the many heretical sects that appeared around the eleventh century, Albigensianism was one of the most extreme. These neo-Manichaeans rejected the sacraments and Church authority, adopted vegetarianism and ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary, Revised (2002)

by Peter Stravinskas

Albigensianism (albihDZHEHNseeuhnihzuhm): A heresy founded in Southern France in the eleventh century that rejected the sacraments and Church authority, adopted vegetarianism and promiscuity, and repudiated the right of the State to ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon

ALBIGENSIANISM. A modified form of the Manichaean heresy that flourished in Southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It claimed that a good deity created the world of the spirit and an evil god the material world, including the ...

Google previewThe Thinking Person's Royal Encyclopedia (2011)

by King Roman

Albigensianism only lasted until the 14th century. The Cathars/Albigenses were persecuted by the Inquisition and many were killed, while great damage was done in the southern French provinces of Languedoc and Provence. Aldrin, Buzz (b ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture (2010)

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

The Inquisition had been established first in the 13th century to curtail Albigensianism and Waldensianism, two popular medieval spiritual movements deemed heretic by the Church. The purpose of the Inquisition reestablished by Paul III was ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Hitherto more tolerant of heresy than the local authorities, the papacy now felt compelled to take defensive measures against it, and especially against Albigensianism, which had made great strides in the south of France since the middle of the ...

Google previewWar and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D., Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.

Later dualistic Christian heresies in the medieval period, such as Bogomilism and Catharism (Albigensianism) share some theological similarities with Manichaeism. Mani (born in 216 in Mesopotamia) grew up in a family of Elkaisite Christians ...

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