Definition of Catharism

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Catharism

1. Proper noun. A Christian religious sect of mediaeval Europe, with dualistic and gnostic elements. ¹

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Literary usage of Catharism

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1. History of the Christian Church by George Herbert Dryer (1897)
"... made room for a surprising growth of a form of Manicheism known as Catharism, and for the efforts of an apostolic life of the Wal- denses. ..."

2. The Rise of Intellectual Liberty from Thales to Copernicus by Frederic May Holland (1885)
"The difference is largely owing to the greater harmony of these new sects than the old one with the Bible, but partly also to the failure of Catharism to ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the twelfth century, when, after prolonged silence, historical records again speak of Catharism, it exhibits itself as strongly organized. ..."

4. The Latin Church in the Middle Ages by André Lagarde, Archibald Alexander (1915)
"It has been often asked whether these revolutionaries adhered to Catharism, and this question has been variously answered. They were not Cathares, ..."

5. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1916)
"But the appearance of Catharism, toward the year 1000, gave rise to a radical ... Catharism — the heresy of the Albigenses — spread with alarming rapidity ..."

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