The Other God: Dualist Religions from Antiquity to the Cathar Heresy

The Other God: Dualist Religions from Antiquity to the Cathar Heresy

by Yuri Stoyanov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300082533

ISBN-13: 9780300082531

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

The Catholic and Orthodox Churches regarded dualism as a heresy that had been transmitted in secrecy from late Antiquity; dualist heretics believed that it was Christianity as it was intended before the Church corrupted it. In this complete reworking of the author's previous work ( The Hidden Tradition in Europe 1994), Stoyanov widens the scope to trace the

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The Catholic and Orthodox Churches regarded dualism as a heresy that had been transmitted in secrecy from late Antiquity; dualist heretics believed that it was Christianity as it was intended before the Church corrupted it. In this complete reworking of the author's previous work ( The Hidden Tradition in Europe 1994), Stoyanov widens the scope to trace the transmission of the movement through Egypt and the Near East and to examine the growing development between magic and heresy. Dualists believed that behind the known public God there was another with power over the world to come; Stoyanov searches for the identity of this god through the ancient beliefs of the Near East, through Byzantium and the Crusades to Catharism in Languedoc, culminating in the fall of Montsegur.

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ISBN-13:
9780300082531
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Yale Nota Bene Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
viii
Preface xi
The Bridge of the Separator
1(64)
Two Principles
1(4)
Two in One
5(12)
Enemy of the Gods
17(4)
Twin Spirits
21(7)
Spirit and Flesh
28(7)
Creator and Destroyer
35(8)
The Father of Light and Darkness
43(6)
The 'Anointed' and the 'King of Babylon'
49(7)
Creator and Accuser
56(3)
The Prince of Light and the Angel of Darkness
59(6)
The Time of Mixture
65(59)
Three Empires
67(4)
Syncretism in the East
71(3)
Mithras the Mediator
74(9)
Michael and Samael
83(3)
Demiurge and Redeemer
86(12)
The Throne and the Altar
98(4)
The Prophet of Babylon
102(5)
The Father of Greatness and the Prince of Darkness
107(5)
The Diffusion of the 'Religion of Light'
112(7)
Heresiarch and Magus
119(5)
The Thread of the Great Heresy
124(60)
The Dualist Succession
125(6)
The Earth Diver and the Devil
131(8)
From the Steppes to the Balkans
139(6)
Kans and Emperors
145(3)
Paganism, Heresy and Christianity
148(4)
Rome, Constantinople and Theprice
152(3)
The Anniversary of Zoroaster
155(3)
The Descent of the 'Manichaean Darkness'
158(3)
The Riddle of Bogomil Beginnings
161(5)
The 'Time of Troubles'
166(3)
The Heresy in Anatolia
169(3)
The Three Principles of the Thracian Euchites
172(2)
The Crusades of Alexius Comnenus
174(5)
Trials in Constantinople
179(2)
Manuel Comnenus and Stefan Nemanja
181(3)
The Dualist Communion
184(18)
Heresy in the West
184(4)
The Rise of Catharism
188(3)
Catharism in Languedoc
191(4)
The Council at St-Felix and the Dualist Churches
195(2)
The Schism
197(5)
The Crusade Against Dualism
202(58)
Councils and Crusades
203(5)
Suppression and Resistance
208(4)
The Fall of Montsegur
212(3)
Rome and the Balkan Heresy
215(3)
The Decline of Catharism
218(2)
The Antipope
220(2)
The Bosnian Church and Ecclesia Sclavoniae
222(6)
The Hesychast Mystics and the Bogomils
228(4)
Heresy and Magic -- East and West
232(18)
Heresy and Politics in Bosnia
250(6)
The Fate of Balkan Dualism
256(4)
Legends, Parables and 'Secret myths'
260(27)
Christ--Michael and Samael-Satan
264(11)
The Good God, the God of Evil and Divine Feminine
275(9)
Bethlehem and Capernaum
284(3)
Epilogue: The War of Labels 287(8)
Abbreviations 295(5)
Notes 300(126)
Select Bibliography 426(32)
Index 458

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