Christian dualism originated within the reign of Constans II (641-68). It used to be a well-liked faith, which shared with orthodoxy an recognition of scriptual authority and apostolic culture and held a sacramental doctrine of salvation, yet understood most of these in a appreciably various method to the Orthodox Church. one of many modifications used to be the robust half demonology performed within the trust process. this article strains, via unique resources, the origins of dualist Christianity in the course of the Byzantine Empire, targeting the Paulician stream in Armenia and Bogomilism in Bulgaria. It provides not just the theological texts, yet places the events into their social and political context.
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