1. 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
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  • This heresy was a compound of Priscillianism, the dualism of Manes, Oriental and Gnostic fancies, Gothic Arianism, and indigenous superstition, all fused together in what was known as Albigensianism, and which was hardly Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe
  • Albigensianism, Hussitism, and Protestantism of later date, to mention only a few heresies, would have called for equal recognition. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
  • Pamiers, by Jacques Fournier in 1318, for the extirpation of the remnants of Albigensianism in the Foix region; this document is most important for the history of the Inquisition, representing as it does, and perhaps in this instance only, that particular tribunal in which the monastic inquisitor and the diocesan bishop had almost equal power, as decreed in 1312 by the Council of Vienna. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • Many of them had already embraced Albigensianism and were its most active propagandists. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • St. Dominic was born in Spain, but fought Albigensianism, a Christian heresy in western Europe. Archive 2008-08-01
  • France; its object was to prevent by higher theological studies a recrudescence of Albigensianism. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • Father John Hardon has an excellent explanation of Albigensianism. Memorial of St. Dominic, August 8
  • The only bond that attached the "believers" to Albigensianism was the promise to receive the consolamentum before death. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
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