(Bruis; Petrus Brusius; d. ca. 1126 [or 1132/33?]). Fr. reformer; pupil of P. Abelard,* but was condemned by him for subverting the ch.; advocated abolition of ch. bldgs., prayers for the dead, infant baptism, veneration of the cross; ascetic; burned by people enraged at his burning of crosses. Followers called Petrobrusians. See also Waldenses.
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