Perfecti sentence example

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  • The system of Catharism recognized two classes of adherents, credentes and perfecti.
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  • A distinction was made in the community between the electi (perfecti), the perfect Manichaeans, and the catechumeni (auditores), the secular Manichaeans.
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  • Some sects calling themselves Spirituales or Perfecti also held that the baptized cannot sin, a very ancient tenet.
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  • The Albigensian theologians and ascetics, the Cathari or perfecti, known in the south of France as bons hommes or bons chretiens, were few in number; the mass of believers (credentes) were perhaps not initiated into the Catharist doctrine; at all events, they were free from all moral prohibition and all religious obligation, on condition that they promised by an act called convenenza to become " hereticized " by receiving the consolamentum, the baptism of the Spirit, before their death or even in extremis.
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  • The perfecti only were admitted to its esoteric doctrines and to its superstitious practices.
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