One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘In spite of various synodal condemnations of Montanism in the third century, the sect itself did not finally die out until the fifth century.’
- ‘Against all this, Montanism called the Church to tighten the reigns and repent, for the kingdom of God was now finally at hand.’
- ‘The third chapter, ‘Apostolic Christianity,’ presents second-century controversies involving Gnosticism and Montanism as inter-Christian debates with mixed consequences for the orthodox victors.’
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