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Proclus the Montanist
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(Proculus), was one of the most important representatives of Western Mon­tanism around 210, along with Tertullian. According to Pseudo-Tertullian, Adversus omnes haereses, 7.2, there was one school of Montanist thought according to Proclus and one according to Aeschines; the latter was said to have taught Monarchianism in Christology. In Rome, where Proclus worked, at least from time to time, the anti-Montanist Gaius wrote a dialogue with Proclus, according to which Proclus placed Montanism in a line of succession from Philip the Evangelist and his prophetic d…

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Gerber, Simon, “Proclus the Montanist”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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