- A separatist sect founded by Novatian (died 257/ 258), a Roman priest who refused to readmit Christians who had compromised the faith during the persecution of the emperor Decius in 250-251. Though Orthodox (q.v.) in doctrine, the Novatians continued in their belief that they were a purer church, for which they were excommunicated. Nevertheless, the church persisted into the fifth century, after which it declined.
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