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A. General

Christian revivalist movement of the 2nd-6th cents. AD (from c. AD 157), named after Montanus, apparently a new convert to Christianity from Phrygia, who was regarded as one of the founding prophets together with Priscilla and Maximilla [2]. Montanism began, and survived longest, in Phrygia, where it developed out of local Christianity and not out of pagan Phrygian prophecy.

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B. History

Montanism spread rapidly from Pepuza (an unidentified …

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Trevett, Christine (Cardiff), “Montanism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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