Definition of Paulician in English:


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Pronunciation: /pɔːˈlɪʃ(ə)n


  • A member of a religious sect which arose in Armenia in the 7th century ad, professing a modified form of Manichaeism.
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    • Montanists, Paulicians, Albigenses, Waldensians, and even St. Patrick of Ireland were some of the forerunners to the German Anabaptists, who in turn gave rise to the modern Baptist churches.
    • The proclamational approach of the book of Acts had gradually transferred from Rome to the sectarian movements of the early and mid-Middle Ages: e.g., Paulicians, Albigenses, and Waldenses.
    • In his teaching, Bogomil used some of the ideas of two earlier heretic philosophies which had penetrated Bulgaria via Byzantium - those of the Paulicians and the Manichaeans.





from medieval Latin Pauliciani, Greek Paulikianoi, of unknown origin.

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