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Pokřtění ohněm : Katarské křesťanství ve světle pramenů (12.-14. století)

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Title in English Baptized by Fire : Cathar Christianity in the Light of Sources (12th-14th Century)


Year of publication 2019
Type Monograph
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Faculty of Arts

Description This book presents an original overview of Cathar Christianity followed by Czech translations of a representative selection of the most important sources. The overview is based on close work with the original Latin and Occitan texts and pays just as much attention to variation within Cathar religious culture as to its widely shared components. It introduces the development of Catharism as a religious culture; its rituals; the rules of life; the development of organizational structures; the practical management of Cathar groups; and the richness of Cathar beliefs, understood not as a rigid dogmatic system but as a repertoire of representations which nonetheless display some central tendencies. In the Czech context, but due to the originality of the studies on particular sources also internationally, it is an exceptional work that can serve as a reference concerning Cathar religious culture.
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