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Peter of Bruis
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(died c. 1133, abbey of St. Gilles-les-Boucheries) was initially a priest in the French Alps but was removed from office in 1119. As an itinerant preacher in southern France, he criticized the church, rejected infant baptism, rebaptized adults, denied the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and rejected the mass, along with veneration of the cross and building churches. He acknowledged the authority of the Gospels alone, not other biblical books or the church fathers. During a burning of crosses, he was himself bur…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Peter of Bruis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024493>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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