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Montanus
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was one of the three founders of a 2nd-century prophetic movement in Asia Minor (Maximilla, Priscilla and Quintilla), which since the 4th century has been called Montanism after him. As his Phrygian name indicates, he apparently came from Asia Minor. Later heresiology (Heresy: II, 2) in authors of the 4th century transmits further but probably unhistorical details of his life. Thus he is said to have been originally a priest of Apollo (Disputatio [in Heine, 123]) or Cybele (Jer. Ep. 41,4), and to have hanged himself. Epiphanius of Salamis records four prophetic logia…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Montanus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14422>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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