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  • Joseph Perry (1690 - 1739)
    Joseph Perry FamilySearch Family Tree Birth: Jan 17 1690 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Death: 1739 - Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony...
  • Athanaric II, king of the Visigoths (c.318 - 381)
    Atanarico II (¿? – 381), hijo de Aorico, fue el caudillo de los tervingios y otras tribus visigodas, durante dos décadas al menos, y rey indiscutible de los visigodos durante el último año de su vida. ...
  • Sir Isaac Newton, PRS (1643 - 1727)
    Sir Isaac Newton , PRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726]) was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist (described in his own day as a ...
  • Hrothisteus, Chief of the Visigoths (c.290 - c.354)
    Suggested as a possible son of Geberich but no evidence. During the 4th century the Visigoths coexisted peacefully with the Romans, farming and trading agricultural products and slaves for luxury goods...
  • Arius (aft.250 - 336)
    Arius (Ἄρειος, AD 250 or 256–336) was an ascetic Christian presbyter of Libyan birth, possibly of Berber extraction, and priest in Alexandria, Egypt, of the church of the Baucalis.

This project is about the Arians (which they called themselves) and the Weavers [Sect] (French: Les Tisserands) (by which name they were called by others). It is a sub-project of the Medieval Religious Non-Catholic groups.

"Women are leaving their husbands, men are putting aside their wives, and they all flock to those heretics! Clerics and priests, the youthful and the adult among them, are leaving their congregations and churches and are often found in the company of weavers of both sexes."[21] (Wakefield & Evans (1991), p. 136).

"Bernard of Clairvaux's biographer and other sources accuse some Cathars of Arianism,[29][30] and some scholars see Cathar Christology as having traces of earlier Arian roots."[31][32] (Kienzle (2001), p. 92): "The term ‘Arian' is often joined with ’Manichean' to designate Cathars. Geoffrey's comment implies that he and others called those heretics ’weavers', whereas they called themselves ’Arians'. Moreover, the Arians, who could have been...."


  • Arianism and Arius
  • Arianism
  • Catharism
  • Kaelber, Lutz (1997). "Weavers into Heretics? The Social Organization of Early-Thirteenth-Century Catharism in Comparative Perspective". Social Science History, vol. 21, no. 1. pp. 111–137.


Weavers held many talents and abilities that were useful and practical in Medieval society. Their work ranged from weaving clothes and baskets to making durable furniture and crafts. Though no guilds really existed to protect or train a Weaver, the skill was more acquired and passed on as an alternate means of a hobby. Most people knew how to weave to some extent but those who made a business out of it often enjoyed minimal success. However some were crafty enough to protect the secrets of the trade in areas where weaving was not predominant and as such enjoyed success within the job.

Difference between Arianism and Arius

Arianism vs. Arius

Arianism is a nontrinitarian belief that asserts that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but is entirely distinct from and subordinate to the God the Father. Arius (Ἄρειος, AD 250 or 256–336) was an ascetic Christian presbyter of Libyan birth, possibly of Berber extraction, and priest in Alexandria, Egypt, of the church of the Baucalis.

Similarities between Arianism and Arius

Arianism and Arius have 40 things in common (in Unionpedia):

  • Alexandria,
  • Anomoeanism,
  • Athanasius of Alexandria,
  • Baptism,
  • Christology,
  • Constantinople,
  • Constantius II,
  • Emperor Constantine,
  • Epiphanius of Salamis,
  • Eusebius of Nicomedia,
  • First Council of Nicaea,
  • First Council of Nicea,
  • First Synod of Tyre,
  • God the Father,
  • Goths,
  • Holy Spirit,
  • Jehovah's Witnesses,
  • Lucian of Antioch,
  • Nicene creed,
  • Nontrinitarian,
  • Nontrinitarianism,
  • Paul of Samosata
  • Philip Schaff,
  • Polish Brethren,
  • Presbyter,
  • Protestant Reformation,
  • Roman Empire,
  • Rowan Williams,
  • Semi-Arianism,
  • Semi-Arians,