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In Hispania, the period of late antiquity was marked by the Christian asceticism that arose there through, among other things, the spread of a revival movement named after its founder as Priscillianism. Born around 345–350 CE, Priscillian was bishop of Avila (Priscillian of Avila) in the late 4th century CE. A charismatic man and an accomplished preacher, his clar…

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Sanchez, Sylvain J.G., “Priscillianism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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