CHRISTIAN HERETICAL SECT named after the City of Albi in the South of France. It arose in the eleventh century, flourishing in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries before being brutally suppressed by the INQUISITION. It professed a FORM of MANICHAEAN DUALISM which regarded CHRIST as an ANGEL with a phantom body, proclaimed that the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH was corrupt, and taught a form of ESOTERIC and OCCULT knowledge as the means of SALVATION.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • ALBIGENSES — ALBIGENSES, generic name, deriving from the city of Albi, loosely applied to a number of Christian heretical sects which developed in Provence and south France in the 12th century, the term being used especially in connection with Cathari.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Albigenses — [al΄bə jen′sēz΄] pl.n. [ML, after Albi, town in S France] a religious sect that flourished in the south of France c.A.D. 1020 1250 and was finally suppressed for heresy Albigensian [al΄bə jen′sē ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Albigenses — Albigensian /al bi jen see euhn, sheuhn/, adj., n. Albigensianism, n. /al bi jen seez/, members of a Catharistic sect in the south of France that arose in the 11th century and was exterminated in the 13th century by a crusade (Albigensian… …   Universalium

  • Albigenses — Al•bi•gen•ses [[t]ˌæl bɪˈdʒɛn siz[/t]] n. pl. rel members of an ascetic Christian sect that arose in Albi in the 11th century and was destroyed in the 13th century • Etymology: < ML Albīgēnsēs, pl. of Albīgēnsis=Albīg(a) Albi+ L ēnsis ensis Al …   From formal English to slang

  • Albigenses — noun plural Etymology: Medieval Latin, plural of Albigensis, literally, inhabitant of Albi, from Albiga (Albi), France Date: 1580 members of a Catharistic sect of southern France flourishing primarily in the 12th and 13th centuries • Albigensian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Albigenses — noun The inhabitants of Albi, a city in southern France …   Wiktionary

  • Albigenses —  , Albigensians  Religious sect during eleventh to thirteenth centuries, also known as Cathars …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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