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  • n. Plural form of Cathar.


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  • There were reports of a Gnostic group (called the Cathars) were brandished as heretics and supposedly escaped with a hidden treasure.

    What If Jesus Actually Wrote A Book About His Teachings? | myFiveBest

  • First came the "inquisitors of heretical depravity" set up by the papacy in 1231 to eliminate a group of Christian deviants known as Cathars in southern France.

    Inquiring Minds Wanted to Know—or Else

  • Of all the atrocities committed in the name of God—and they were legion—one of the most prolonged and brutal was a twenty-year campaign, in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, to exterminate a sect of ascetics called Cathars or Albigensians after their principal city, Albi, in southern France.

    The Great Experiment

  • If you ever wanted to know who decided the Cathars were the good guys, well, it was the Nazis.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • This partly came about because of the “rediscovery” of Gnostic thinking through new scholarship and because the burgeoning nationalist movement in the Languedoc sought to maintain its distinct historical heritage and traditions, of which the Cathars were a central part.

    The Sion Revelation

  • Significantly, one thing that was unique to the Cathars was the belief that Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife, or perhaps his concubine.

    The Templar Revelation

  • One of the few remaining holy texts of the Cathars is the Book of John also known as the Liber Secretum, which is a Gnostic version of the Gospel of quite another John: much of it is exactly the same as the canonical Gospel but it contains some extra ‘revelations’ purportedly given privately to John the ‘Beloved Disciple’.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The Cathars were an offshoot of the Bogomils, an heretical movement that first flowered in the Balkans in the mid-tenth century, but which remained influential in the area until after the Cathars met their doom.

    The Templar Revelation

  • It is most famous as the belief for which the medieval Christian sect known as the Cathars fought and died, and in great numbers, too.

    Philocrites: May 2003 Archives

  • This crusade, however, was aimed at heretics known as Cathars in the Languedoc region of southeastern France.

    Insight: Suppression of the Cathars


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