BOGOMILS OF BULGARIA AND BOSNIA
The Early Protestants of the East.
AN ATTEMPT TO RESTORE SOME LOST LEAVES OF PROTESTANT HISTORY.
L. P. BROCKETT, M. D.
Author of: "The Cross and the Crescent," "History of Religious Denominations," etc.
AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY,
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Entered to Act of Congress, in the year 1879, by the AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Introduction.—The Armenian and other Oriental churches.
Dualism and the phantastic theory of our Lord's advent in the Oriental churches —The doctrines they rejected.—They held to baptism.
Gradual decline of the dualistic doctrine —The holy and exemplary lives of the Paulicians.
The cruelty and bloodthirstiness of the Empress Theodora —The free state and city of Tephrice.
The Sclavonic development of the Catharist or Paulician churches.—Bulgaria, Bosnia, and Servia its principal seats —Euchites, Massalians, and Bogomils
The Bulgarian Empire and its Bogomil czars.
A Bogomil congregation and its worship —Mostar, on the Narenta.
The Bogomilian doctrines and practices —The Credentes and Perfecti —Were the Credentes baptized?
The orthodoxy of the Greek and Roman churches rather theological than practical —Fall of the Bulgarian Empire.
The Emperor Alexius Comnenus and the Bogomil Elder Basil —The Alexiad of the Princess Anna Comnena.
The martyrdom of Basil —The Bogomil churches reinforced by the Armenian Paulicians under the Emperor John Zimisces.
The purity of life of the Bogomils —Their doctrines and practices —Their asceticism.
The missionary spirit and labors of the elders and Perfecti —The entire absence of any hierarchy.
The Bogomil churches in Bosnia and the Herzegovina —Their doctrines more thoroughly scriptural than those of the Bulgarian churches —Bosnia as a banate and kingdom.
Bosnian history continued —The good Ban Culin.
The growth of the Bogomil churches under Culin —Their missionary zeal and success.
The authorities from whose testimony this narrative is drawn —Its thorough corroboration by a cloud of witnesses.
The era of persecution —The crusades against the Bogomils —Archbishop of Colocz.
Further crusades —The hostility of Pope Innocent IV —More lenient, but not more effective, measures.
The establishment of the Inquisition in Bosnia —Letter of Pope John XXII —Previous testimony of enemies to the purity of the lives of the Bogomils.
Further persecution —A lull in its fury during the over-lordship of the Serbian Czar Stephen Dushan —The reign of the Tvart-ko dynasty.
The Reformation in Bohemia and Hungary a Bogomil movement —Renewal of persecution under Kings Stephen Thomas and Stephen Tomasevic —The Pobratimtso.
Overtures to the sultan —the surrender of Bosnia to Mahomet II under stipulations —His base treachery and faithlessness —The cruel destruction and enslavement of the Bogomils of Bosnia and, twenty years later, of those of the Duchy of Herzegovina.
The Bogomils not utterly extinguished —Their influence on society, literature, and progress in the Middle Ages —Dante, Milton, etc.—The Puritans —Conclusion.
A liturgy of the Toulouse Publicans in (probably) the Sixteenth Century
Were the Paulician and Bogomil churches Baptist Churches?