The New Prophecy & "new Visions"

The New Prophecy & "new Visions"

Evidence of Montanism in The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas

eBook - 2006
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Blackwell North Amer
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas, a precious document from the early church, reported the imprisonment and martyrdom of six Carthaginian Christians in 203. Embedded in this work is the personal diary of Perpetua, which is the earliest extant writing known to be penned by a Christian woman. A beatific vision recorded by her teacher, Saturus, is also included along with an unnamed editor's eyewitness account of the martyrs' contest with wild beasts and their ultimate execution.
In this book, Rex D. Butler examines the Passion for evidence of Montanism and proposes that its three authors - Perpetua, Saturus, and the unnamed editor - were Montanists. Although many scholars have discussed both sides of this issue, this work is the most extensive investigation to date.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006
ISBN: 9780813215907
0813215900
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 211 pages)
Alternative Title: New prophecy and new visions

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