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By Janet Hamilton, Bernard Hamilton, Yuri Stoyanov

Christian dualism originated within the reign of Constans II (641-68). It was once a favored faith, which shared with orthodoxy an popularity of scriptual authority and apostolic culture and held a sacramental doctrine of salvation, yet understood these kind of in a appreciably assorted technique to the Orthodox Church. one of many ameliorations was once the robust half demonology performed within the trust approach. this article strains, via unique assets, the origins of dualist Christianity through the Byzantine Empire, targeting the Paulician flow in Armenia and Bogomilism in Bulgaria. It offers not just the theological texts, yet places the pursuits into their social and political context.

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Pp. 94–131. 25 CDHIN 25 11/28/97, 10:38 AM P CHRISTIAN DUALIST HERESIES them must have been aware that there were various ways of practising the Christian faith, because they had seen both Orthodox and Catholic missionaries at work. In such a society Paulician preachers would not have seemed at all out of place. 88 The term Manichaean when used by Orthodox clergy in the ninth century invariably refers to Paulicians. But the belief attributed to the pagan Slavs, that the devil is the eldest son of God, had not been learned from the Paulicians, although it was later developed by the Bogomils.

282–3; Obolensky, ‘Papa Nicetas’. 140 Appendix to the Letters of St Bernard, no. CDXXXII (PL 182, 679). P 44 CDHIN 44 11/28/97, 10:39 AM HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION Melenguia, Bulgaria and Dalmatia [37(a)]. Any Byzantine Greek, and Nicetas, to judge from his name, was a Greek and not a Slav, would have understood the word Roman to mean Byzantine, and the Ecclesia Romana of which he spoke must be the Bogomil Church of the Byzantine Empire, ruled from Constantinople, over which he himself presided. The Church of Dragovitia was the Bogomil Church of the Philippopolis region.

336–9. Yuri Stoyanov has drawn our attention to an important new work, Yovkov, The Pavlikians and the Pavlikian towns and villages, pp. 190 ff. (in Bulgarian with an English summary). 85 He does not name him, which suggests that he wrote his account between February 870, when the Archbishopric of Bulgaria was set up by the Council of Constantinople, and the appointment of the first incumbent before 5 October 870 (Dvornik, The Photian schism, p. 157, n. 1). 86 See map. 87 Fine, The early medieval Balkans.

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