Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A body of Catharists in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, who assumed the name on account of the strictness of their lives.
“In the sect, there was an esoteric minority called perfecti, who were supposed to obey the strict rules of an ascetic ethic; the rest were auditores, who followed, at a distance, the doctrines of the perfecti but not their rules.”
“I'm sure the LibDems will be next, and some of those 'perfecti' will turn out to stench even worse.”
“Estote ergo vos perfecti, sicut Pater vester caelestis perfectus est.”
“I tink dey mean OCPD hoomin…. dey ar perfecti… perifecty… dey always want tings rait.”
“Si talium erat regnum celorum ergo erant perfecti igitur erant de illis de quibus dicit dominus, Beati pauperes spiritum et cetera, ergo non sunt tales pueri sicut exposuisti, igitur bestia obmutesce.”
“Note 70: Salvo Burci, fol. 106vb: Forte dicent Erretici Quare dixit dominus talium est regnum celorum si non erant perfecti.”
“The foundation of Waldensian belief was, therefore, in its claim to direct apostolic succession, which was justified historically as we have said in the Donation of Constantine, and practically in the apostolic lives of the perfecti.”
“But he gave his allegiance to the perfecti; by following them he entered into Christ's true communion, where alone salvation lay.”
“Despite their non-Christian inspiration the practical effect of these beliefs was an asceticism among the perfecti far more in accord with Christian precepts than the laxity of many of the Roman clergy.”
“Cathars of southern France it was expressed in the division into the elect (perfecti) and ordinary believers”
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