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09 - The New Church - 1 The New Church Lecture 9*Focus of...

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1 The New Church Lecture 9 *Focus of next 1000 years: Cleaning up Christianity Heretic: Comes from the Greek word for “choice” CATHARI (aka Cathars) Aka Albigensians (“from whence they come” – from the city of Albi) Especially prominent in southern France Based on early tradition of Paulists (remnants of Manicheism ) o Dualism of the world o Paulists supposedly the last group to follow Manichee ideals after Church councils attacked Manicheism Satan had created the material world and all in it was evil o Therefore, Christ could not be God because he was human and the human body is evil. o Christ appeared as human, but was not truly human o Christ wasn’t God because God wouldn’t dwell in this evil world Christ = emissary of God o Sacraments: Material, so they are evil Rejected the concept that the Church could own property Tried to live as ascetically as possible Two subsects: o Perfecti – extremely ascetic, priestly class Rejected the material world as much as possible Lived to prepare themselves for what was to come o Credentes – believers Lived “normal” lives – worked, but still lived as simply as possible Before they died, the received the consolamentum , which cleansed them of all sin If you died in a state of sin, you were reincarnated o That was hell for them, because earth is evil Perfecti were very well-respected Attracted the common people and anyone who believed in apostolic existence – anyone who didn’t like the Church WALDENSIANS Founded by Peter Waldo of Lyon Peter heard the story of St. Alexis o St. Alexis was an only son who was upset by the fact that his family had money. He wanted to live an apostolic life. He ran away and begged for his existence Returns home, but he had changed so much that his family doesn’t recognize him.
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