Apolcalypticism and Early Christianity Can Montanism truly be called apocalyptic? As noted previously, the over-riding objective of our coursework is to investigate the origins, the development and the legacies of apocalypticism within early Judaism and Christianity. The notion of apocalypticism basically entails the idea that God shall eventually step forward and destroy evil and begin the perfect and eternal kingdom. Montanism , at first glance, appears to fit within the broad rubric of apocalypticism because it appears to offer ecstatic prophecy – but does it really? It is tempting to argue that The Anonymous and Apollonius primary sources offer the intimation that apocalypticism is at the heart of Montanism ; however, a closer look at...The end:
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