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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Christian dualists originating in Armenia in the seventh century. They rejected the Old Testament and the part of the New.
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74) The appearance of Armenian sect of Paulicians in the Byzantine Empire coincided with the heights of the iconoclastic crisis, during the reign of Constantine V.
Throughout Pendulum it is easy to recognize satire, irony and humorous statements related to the imaginary Plan that originates with the Templars and continues with Paulicians, 'Bogomils', 'Cathars', 'Patarenes', 'Albigensians', Illuminati, Masons, Jesuits and Jews.
Armenian Paulicians, the militant gnostic-manichean heretics, were threatening the empire.
This study is not without its occasional rewards, and passages dealing with Armenian heretical groups like the Paulicians and the T'ondrakians can be quite informative.
In the centuries to follow, Christian civilization faced many challenges--barbarian invasions, socioeconomic collapse, schisms, the rise of Islam, and periodic waves of heresy like the Paulicians and the Bogomils, but never again was it to suffer an existential threat.
As a result, Orchard and Graves uncritically interchanged "Baptists" with a host of disparate dissenting groups including Montanists, Novationists, Paulicians, Bogomils, Albigensians, Waldensians, Lollards, Hussites, and Anabaptists.
Tobias draws on significant primary sources and recent scholarship on the Byzantium of the ninth century to create a new treatment of the contexts and the repercussions of Basil's wars, especially those with the Paulicians, Sicilians, Dalmatians, the Italian states, and peripheral territories.