Paulicians

Paulicians, a heretical sect founded by Constantine of Mananalis about A.D. 660 in Armenia, and persisting in spite of severe persecution, were transferred to Thrace in 970, where remnants were found as late as the 13th century; they held that an evil spirit was the creator and god of this world, and that God was the ruler of the next; they refused to ascribe divinity to Christ, to worship Mary, to reverence the cross, or observe the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist; their name was derived from the special regard in which they held the writings of St. Paul, from which they professed to derive their tenets; they were charged with Manichæism, but they indignantly repudiated the imputation.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Pauli, Reinhold * Pauline
Pattison's Process
Pau
Pauillac
Paul
Paul, St.
Paul I.
Paul and Virginia
Paul Samosata
Paulding
Pauli, Reinhold
Paulicians
Pauline
Paulinus
Paulus, Heinrich
Pausanias
Pausanias
Pavia
Paxton, Sir Joseph
Payn, James
Payne, John
Peabody, George

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Paulicians in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable