First inspired by Vaudes in around 1170, the Waldensians formed a religious dissent which survived into the sixteenth century. Respecting the Gospel to the letter, their rejection of oaths, falsehood, the death penalty, purgatory and the intercession of saints marginalized them in the society of the times. Their survival depended on their will to adapt. Organisation became necessary to withstand the pressures of time and space as their community extended across Europe (France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia, Poland). Preachers, called “barbes” in the diaspora’s Romance wing, embodied the ideal lifestyle and unity of their community. This is the story and history of those preachers - celibate, arduous, pious men whose itinerant mission it was to maintain a clandestine but vehement faith.
Preachers by Night
Gabriel Audisio. Translated by Claire Davison
This work traces the history of the “barbes”, the Waldensian preachers whose itinerant mision maintained the fervent but clandestine faith of a dissent which from Lyons extended across much of Europe, enduring despite the Inquisition, from the 12th-16th century.
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