- The tenets of a heretical millenarian and ascetic Christian sect that set great store by prophecy, founded in Phrygia by the priest Montanus in the middle of the 2nd century.More example sentences
- In spite of various synodal condemnations of Montanism in the third century, the sect itself did not finally die out until the fifth century.
- The third chapter, ‘Apostolic Christianity,’ presents second-century controversies involving Gnosticism and Montanism as inter-Christian debates with mixed consequences for the orthodox victors.
- Against all this, Montanism called the Church to tighten the reigns and repent, for the kingdom of God was now finally at hand.
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- The Montanists focused on ‘ecstatic utterances ‘and created ‘new scriptures ‘based on those utterances.’
- Then came the Montanists - teaching the same doctrine of ongoing revelations - in the last part of the second century.
- The Montanists are remembered also by today's scholars for being one of the last holdouts on leadership roles for women and on charismatic gifts.
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