Definition of Montanism in English:

Montanism

noun

  • 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In spite of various synodal condemnations of Montanism in the third century, the sect itself did not finally die out until the fifth century.’

Pronunciation

Montanism

/ˈmɒntənɪz(ə)m/