Apolcalypticism and Early Christianity

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The beginning:
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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