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  • adj. relating to Cathari and/or according to Catharism


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From Cathar (from Late Latin Cathari, ultimately from Ancient Greek 'pure')


  • Catharist, that outcropping of ancient Manichaeism in medieval Provence; another, that she and her fellow captain, Gilles de Laval, Sire de Rais, were sorcerers, adept in Black Magic.

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  • For example, Keating points out that there were three Inquisitions: the medieval, begun in 1184, which died out as the Catharist heresy waned; the Roman, begun in 1542, which was "the least active and the most benign."

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  • Such an action is the fishing equivalent of the Catharist heresy.

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  • A former abbot of Fontfroide led the bloody crusade against the Albigensians, and the monastery aligned itself staunchly against the Catharist forces of Montsegur and Queribus otherwise tolerated by the liberals of Aragon.

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  • It is evident that the Catharist doctrine was derived from Manichaeism, which on its side greatly influenced the Sufi mystics.


  • And it was in the Catharist south in the twelfth century that appeared one of the most extraordinary convergences of history, viz., a literally congenital union of a rhetoric of love with a religious heresy.


  • Catharist doctrines; finally, the spreading influence of the ideas of two thinkers, viz.,


  • In the West a council of Orléans in 1022 condemned thirteen Catharist heretics for denying the reality of Christ's life and death.

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  • Bougre, a Bulgarian (Catharist) convert to Christianity and subsequently a Dominican, seem to have yielded to a blind fanaticism and deliberately to have provoked executions en masse.

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  • Endura (the Catharist suicide code) than through the Inquisition.

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