Novatian

• (n.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are unlawful. • (n.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages ar...
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Novatian

No·va'tian noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of the sect of Novatius , or Novatianus , who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are unlawful.
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Novatian

Novatian (nōvā'shun) , fl. 250, Roman priest, antipope (from 251), and theologian. He opposed the election of St. Cornelius as pope and set himself up instead. He gained followers throughout the empire because of his espousal of the idea that those fallen from grace by compromising t...
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Novatian

the second antipope in papal history, in 251. He was the first Roman theologian to write in Latin and inspired the Novatian Schism—a break from the ... [2 related articles]
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