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Montanism, Gender, Authority and the New Prophecy (Christine Trevett) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521411820
Montanism, Gender, Authority and the New Prophecy (Christine Trevett) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521411820
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Title: Montanism, Gender, Authority and the New Prophecy

Author: Trevett, Christine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521411820

Volumes: 1; Pages: 313

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The rise of Montanism was important in the history of the early Church. This prophetic movement survived for centuries after its beginnings in the second half of the second century and was a challenge to the developing Catholic tradition. Montanism looks at its teachings and the response of other Christians to it. To an unusual degree Montanism allowed public religious activity and church office to women. This is the first study of the movement in English since 1878. It takes account of the scholarship of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.ContentsPrefacePart I. Beginnings1.1 The study of Montanism1.2 The geography of the Prophecy: Ardabau, Pepuza and Tymion1.3 The date of the ProphecyPart II. The New Prophecy to Hippolytus and Tertullian2.1 The Prophecy in Asia Minor and beyond2.2 The Prophecy in Rome2.3 Africa and TertullianPart III. The Teachings of the Early Prophecy3.1 Montanus: the man and the oracles3.2 Prophecy and ecstasy3.3 Eschatology3.4 Fasting and feasting in the prophecy3.5 Fornication, celibacy and marriage3.6 Forgiveness3.7 Observations on Montanist discipline3.8 Confession and martyrdom3.9 The controversy about Scripture and revelation3.10 What was the New Prophecy?Part IV. Montanism and Women4.1 The first women Prophets4.2 Priscillianism or Montanism: who founded and led the New Prophecy?4.3 The oracles and visions of Priscilla, Maximilla and Quintilla4.4 Ongoing female prophecy and witness4.5 Ideal woman, ideal martyr4.6 The clericalisation of the women4.7 Comment on Montanism and womenPart V. The Fate of Montanism5.1 Later Montanism: ecclesiology and epigraphy5.2 Montanism and the heresies5.3 The destruction of MontanismNotesSelect bibliographyIndexes: Scholars' namesSubjects, ancient names and placesReviews"The book is a must for students of the early church. ... Her solid treatment of this rich topic should prove to be a challenge and a treasure to Christians of widely divergent interests: feminists and their critics, charismatics and their critics, advocates of particular loci of religious authority and their critics. Montanism could engage the attention and imagination of all these and more."--Rebecca Harden Weaver, Interpretation"Trevett's book is a welcome addition to an understudied area."--Lori Beaman-Hall, Sociology of Religion
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