Priscillianism

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Priscillianism

rigorously ascetic Christian sect found in Europe until the 6th century. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 219]
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11 ("Heresy as Women's Religion: Women's Religion as Heresy"); Christine Trevett, "Gender, Authority and Church History: A Case Study of Montanism," Feminist Theology 17 (1998): 9-24; Jensen, God's Self-Confident Daughters, 133-82 (on Montanist women); Virginia Burrus, The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), passim; Elizabeth A.
This slim volume includes the entire extant corpus of Pacian, bishop of Barcelona in the mid to late fourth century (three letters to the Novatianist Sympronian, a treatise on penance, and a sermon on baptism), and completes the corpus in English translation of Orosius, priest of Braga in the early to mid fifth century (an apologia against Pelagians and a query to Augustine on the error of Priscillianists and Origenists; his Historia, translated by Roy Deferrari, is found in vol.
While in De viris illustribus 122-23 (composed in 393), Jerome does not outrightly pronounce a sentence of `heresy' on Priscillianists, by 415 (as evidenced in ep.
(31) Turibius of Astorga complained to Pope Leo I that Priscillianists fasted on the day of Christ's Nativity (Leo, Ep.
XV against the Priscillianists of Spain.(119) Improvements in style were effected at the same time to remove infelicities and to ensure a more fluent cursus.(120) Such work corresponds closely to Prosper's apparent revision of the theological emphasis of the Tome to Flavian in subsequent tomes to the Palestinian monks and the Emperor Leo.