Definition of Montanist in US English:

Montanist

adjective & noun

  • See Montanism

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They also confiscated remaining Montanist structures, including a monastery, giving them to the orthodox Christian community.’
    • ‘At some time he joined the Montanists, disciples of a new era of the Spirit, from whom they claimed to be receiving immediate direction.’