Novatian vs Cathar - What's the difference?

novatian | cathar |


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.

novatian

English

Proper noun

(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
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A follower of Novatianism.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • relating to the heresiarch Novatian (see above) and/or his schismatic sect, Novatianism
  • References

    * Catholic Encyclopaedia on Novatian & Novatianism

    cathar

    English

    (wikipedia Cathar)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • 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’.
  • Usage notes

    Most often used in the plural.

    Derived terms

    * Catharism * Catharist * Catharistic

    See also

    * Albigenses * Bogomil, Bogomile