Friars, Beguines, and the Action Against Heresy

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Friars, Beguines, and the Action Against Heresy

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With Innocent's encouragement, the Franciscans and Dominicans were founded with a policy of personal poverty. There was a parallel development of communities for women with the Beguines and female houses of Dominicans and Cistercians. Stricter measures developed for the suppression of heresy.

Keywords: Beguines; Dominic; Dominicans; Francis; Franciscans; friars; inquisition; testament

Chapter.  11312 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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