As nouns the difference between novatian and cathar
is that novatian
is a follower of novatianism while cathar
is a member of certain so self-styled novatian and other christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to mary magdalene's teachings, persecuted by roman catholics as heretics.
As a proper noun novatian
is a roman priest, who became an antipope against in 251 ad, and schismatic heresiarch as founder of a christian sect known as novatianism.
As an adjective novatian
is relating to the heresiarch novatian (see above) and/or his schismatic sect, novatianism.
(en proper noun
A Roman priest, who became an antipope against in 251 AD, and schismatic heresiarch as founder of a Christian sect known as Novatianism
A follower of Novatianism.
relating to the heresiarch Novatian (see above) and/or his schismatic sect, Novatianism
Catholic Encyclopaedia on Novatian & Novatianism
A member of certain so self-styled Novatian and other Christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to Mary Magdalene's teachings, persecuted by Roman Catholics as heretics.
:The Albigenses, famous Cathars in and around Albi (southern France), were eradicated in a bloody ‘crusade’.
Most often used in the plural.
* Bogomil, Bogomile