Animales (animals), an opprobrious epithet bestowed by the Origenites on persons who differed from them in opinion as to the resurrection of the body. The doctrine of the Origenites was that men would have spiritual bodies in the next world; and they ridiculed others who maintained that the same body, altered in quality but not in substance, would be raised. They gave them the opprobrious names of simplices and philosarce, idiots and lovers of the flesh; carne, animales, junmenta, carnal, sensual, animals; lutei, earthy; pilosiote, .from pilus, hair, because it was asserted that the body would rise perfect in all its parts. — Bingham, Orig. Eccl. bk. 1, ch. 3

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