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Montanism
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I. Terminology and Sources – II. History – III. Theology

I. Terminology and Sources

Since the late 4th century, the adherents of a prophetic movement in early Christianity dating from the 2nd century have been referred to polemically as “Montanists,” and the movement itself was called “Montanism” (e.g Cyril of Jerusalem, Catecheses XVI 8.6 or [Pseudo-?]Didymus, De trinitate III 18.23 and 41 [PG 39, 881 B, 924 C, also 984 B]). This terminology, which refers to a prophet Montanu…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Montanism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_14421>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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